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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 450-08
May 27, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Staff Sgt. Frank J. Gasper, 25, of Merced, Calif., died May 25 in Najaf, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            For further information, media should contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005, or visit the following Web site: http://news.soc.mil/

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