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

  No. 141-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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

            Cpl. Andrew J. Kemple, 23, of Cambridge, Minn., died in Tikrit, Iraq on Feb. 12, when his HMMWV came under small arms fire during combat operations.  Kemple was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 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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