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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1108-05
October 28, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Lightner, Jr., 28, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 27, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Lightner was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

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

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