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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 351-04
April 21, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Master Sgt. Herbert R. Claunch, 58, of Wetumpka, Ala., died April 18 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after collapsing on the floor in his quarters. Claunch was assigned to the Army National Guard, 217th Military Police Company, Prattville, Ala.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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