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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 435-06
May 12, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Emmanuel L. Legaspi, 38, of Las Vegas, Nev., died of injuries sustained in Tal Afar, Iraq, on May 7, when his unit came under enemy small arms fire during combat operations. Legaspi was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

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