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

  No. 925-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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

Spc. Russell M. Makowski, 23, of Union, Mo., died of injuries suffered in Taji, Iraq, on Sept. 14 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations. Makowski was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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



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