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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 334-06
April 19, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

 

            Capt. Ian P. Weikel, 31, of Colorado, died in Balad, Iraq on April 18, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Baghdad.  Weikel was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

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

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