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

  No. 1220-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            Spc. Michael J. Idanan, 21, of Chula Vista, Calif., died in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 19, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.  Idanan was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.


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

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