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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 625-06
June 30, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Cpl. Ryan. J. Clark, 19, of Lancaster, Calif., died on June 29 in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained on June 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Clark was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

Media with questions about this soldier can call the Army Public Affairs Office at (703) 692-2000.