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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1324-07
November 16, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Spc. Ashley Sietsema, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died Nov. 12 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.  She was assigned to the 708th Medical Company, 108th Medical Battalion, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, North Riverside, Ill. 
 
The incident is under investigation.
 
For more information media may contact the Illinois National Guard public affairs office at (217) 761-3569.

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