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

  No. 128-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 02, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Maj. Michael C. Mettille, 44, of West St. Paul, Minn., died Feb. 1 at Camp Adder, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury. Mettille was assigned to the 134th Brigade Support Battalion, Brooklyn Park, Minn.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Minnesota Army National Guard public affairs office at (651) 268-8949; after hours (651) 775-4392.



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