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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 536-06
June 10, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree, 31, of Canton, Ohio, died in Al Kut, Iraq, on June 8, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Crabtree was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion,19th Special Forces Group, Columbus, Ohio.

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