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

  No. 1235-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 05, 2006

DoD Announces Change in Status of an Army Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Dustin M. Adkins, 22, of Finger, Tenn., was pronounced dead Dec. 4 of injuries suffered after the Chinook helicopter he was in made an emergency landing near Haditha, Iraq, Dec. 3. He was assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

The incident remains under investigation.

For further information related to this release the media can contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.

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