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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 483-06
May 26, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin, 24, of Knoxville, Ill., died on May 25, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on May 4, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.  Lufkin was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

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

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