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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0051-08
January 21, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was
supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. Jon M. Schoolcraft, III, 26, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died Jan. 19 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at (808) 655-4815 or (808) 655-8729.