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

  No. 1230-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 04, 2006

DoD Announces Army Soldier as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown


The Department of Defense today announced the identity of a soldier currently listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Dustin M. Adkins, 22, of Finger, Tenn., has been unaccounted for since Dec. 3 in Haditha, Iraq, when the Chinook helicopter he was in made an emergency landing. He is assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact the Coalition Press Information Center-Baghdad at (703) 270-0299 or (703) 270-0320.

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