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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 839=05
August 15, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Rusty W. Bell, 21, of Pocahontas, Ark., died on Aug. 12, 2005, in Taji, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Bell was assigned to the Army's 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

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

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