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Release No: 181-06
March 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Master Sgt. Emigdio E. Elizarraras, 37, of Pico Rivera, Calif., died in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan on Feb. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a reconnaissance mission.  Elizarraras was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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

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