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

  No. 949-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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

Cpl. Cesar A. Granados, 21, of Le Grand, Calif., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept.15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Granados was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

For further information related to this release, contact the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.



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