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

  No. 171-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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


            Sgt. Jessie Davila, 29, of Greensburg, Kan., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 20, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  Davila was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry, Lawrence, Kan.


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



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