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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 496-08
June 11, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

          The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
         Staff Sgt. Tyler E. Pickett, 28, of Saratoga, Wyo., died June 8 in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using improvised explosive devices. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
          For further information media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286, or go to: www.drum.army.mil/sites/installation/pao .