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

  No. 1102-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty



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


            Cpl. Benjamin D. Hoeffner, 21, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., died in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, on Oct. 25, of a non-combat related cause.  Hoeffner was assigned to the Army Reserve's 324th Psychological Operations Company, Aurora, Colo.


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


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