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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 365-11
May 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

            Pfc. Robert M. Friese, 21, of Chesterfield, Mich., died April 29 in Al Qadisiyah province, Iraq, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

            For more information, the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993 or 254-449-4023.

            CORRECTION:  May 2, 2011 -- Pfc. Friese’s unit is corrected from 1st Squadron.

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