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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 660-06
July 12, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky, 31, of Novi, Mich., died on July 10, in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21.  Dreasky was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery, Lansing, Mich.

Media with questions about this soldier can call the Michigan National Guard Public Affairs Office at (517) 481-8145.