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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 510-08
June 17, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pvt. Eugene D. M. Kanakaole, 19, of Maui, Hawaii, died June 11 in Balad Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 87th Engineer Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For more information the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.

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