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

  No. 208-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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

Spc. Christopher K. Boone, 34, died Feb. 17 in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury. Boone was assigned to the 121st Infantry (Long Range Surveillance), Georgia Army National Guard, Fort Gillem, Ga.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Georgia National Guard public affairs office at (678) 569-6064.



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