NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 072-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 25, 2005 Media Contact: Army Public Affairs - (703) 692-2000 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jose C. Rangel, 43, of Saratoga, Calif., died Jan. 23 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. Rangel was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1106th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot, Fresno, Calif. For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.