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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 648-08
July 31, 2008

DoD Announces Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Sgt. James A. McHale, 31, of Fairfield, Mont., died July 30 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered July 22 in Diyala Province, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
 
            For more information media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5816 or 8694, or email: ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .

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