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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 895-07
July 18, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Spc. Eric M. Holke, 31, of Crestline, Calif., died July 15 in Tallil, Iraq, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident. His death is under investigation.
 
Holke was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry, California Army National Guard, Fullerton, Calif. For more information related to this release the media may contact the California National Guard public affairs office at (916) 854-3829.