DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Feb 23, 2007

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

Sgt. Buddy J. Hughie, 25, of Poteau, Okla., died Feb. 19 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Hughie was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry, Oaklahoma Army National Guard, Ada, Okla.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Oklahoma Army National Guard public affairs office at (405) 228-5212.