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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 340-06
April 21, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Robert J. Settle, 25, of Owensboro, Ky., died in Taji, Iraq, on April 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.  Settle was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armored 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.