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DOD identifies 3rd ID casualty
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The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

SGT William J. Beardsley, 25, of Coon Rapids, Minn. died Feb. 26 in Diwaniyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when a bomb exploded near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Troop Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. A petroleum supply specialist, Beardsley entered the Army in December 2002. He arrived at Fort Stewart in January 2006.

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