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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 856-06
September 05, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

          Sgt. Matthew J. Vosbein, 30, of Metairie, La., died on Aug. 29, in Sadr Al Yusifiyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Vosbein was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

          Media with questions about this soldier can contact Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office at (270)-798-3025.

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