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

  No. 099-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 03, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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

            Pfc. Scott A. Messer, 26, of Ashland, Ky., died in Ashraf, Iraq, on Feb. 2, when his HMMWV accidentally rolled over during convoy operations.  Messer was assigned to the Army's 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

            The incident is under investigation.

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



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