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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 849-06
September 05, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
      
            Staff Sgt. Michael L. Deason, 28, of Farmington, Mo., died on Aug 31, in Ad War, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations.  Deason was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
           
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at (270) 798-3025