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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 1062-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty



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


            Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Pillen, 28, of Keystone, S.D., died in Salwa, Kuwait, on Oct. 17, of a non-combat related cause.  Pillen was assigned to the Army National Guard's 249th Aviation, Rapid City, S.D.


            The incident is under investigation.


            For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.


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