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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 716-08
August 24, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

                Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet, 26, of Rising Sun, Md., died Aug. 20 at Combat Outpost Vegas, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of undetermined causes while conduting a patrol.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

                The incident is under investigation.

 

                For further information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.