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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 851-06
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. Eugene H.E. Alex, 32, of Bay City, Mich., died on Sept. 2 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered on Aug 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire. Alex was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
 
        Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Wainwright public affairs office at (907) 353-6701