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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 853-09
October 30, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
                Spc. Joseph L. Gallegos, 39, of Questa, N.M., died Oct. 28 in Tallil, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 720th Transportation Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, in Las Vegas, N.M.
 
                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
                For more information media may contact the New Mexico Army National Guard public affairs office at 505-417-1751.