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

  No. 1334-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

        The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
       Sgt. Dominic R. Coles, 25, of Jesup, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 26, when his HMMWV came under attack during combat operations by enemy forces using small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.  Coles was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
       For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.



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