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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1223-05
November 23, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. John W. Dearing, 21, of Hazel Park, Mich., died in Habbaniyah, Iraq on Nov. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Dearing was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, Saginaw, Mich.

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