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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 679-06
July 18, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

             Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died on July 13 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Floyd was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany. 

 

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

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