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CENTCOM 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

May 12, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-16C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED, ONE WOUNDED BY IED

TIKRIT, Iraq -- One Task Force Liberty Soldier was killed and another wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated next to their combat patrol near Samarra at about 2:45 p.m., May 12.

The wounded Soldiers were evacuated to a Coalition Forces medical facility, where one Soldier died of wounds sustained in the attack. The name of the Soldier killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Text for release provided by the 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office. For more information, please contact 42nd ID PAO at Fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.mil


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