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NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894


January 21, 2005
Release Number: 05-01-29C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



1 Soldier Killed, 1 Injured in Accident

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- One AH-64 Apache pilot was killed and a second injured in a training accident that occurred northwest of Kuwait City around 2 p.m. today. The names of the Soldiers and their unit are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The unit is currently in Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The injured Soldier was medically evacuated to a U.S. military hospital and is in stable condition.

The accident is under investigation.

For further information contact the Coalition Forces Land Component Command Public Affairs Office at 965-389-6276/6277.




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