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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 911-05
September 03, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

1st Lt. Derek S. Hines, 25, of Newburyport, Mass., died on Sept. 1, 2005, in Baylough, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting security operations and came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Hines was assigned to the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.

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