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

  No. 1130-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 01, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty



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


            Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kading, 32, of Madison, Wis., died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 31, of injuries sustained near Tikrit, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle.  Kading was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.


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


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