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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 636-06
July 06, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Collin T. Mason, 20, of Staten Island, N.Y., died in Taji, Iraq, on July 2 when he encountered indirect fire while manning a checkpoint in his vehicle.  Mason was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

Media with questions about this soldier can call the 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at (254) 287-7011 or (254) 287-7013.