The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Stephen R. Maddies, 41, of Elizabethton, Tenn., died July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 473rd Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar Platoon, Tennessee Army National Guard, Columbia, Tenn.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Tennessee National Guard public affairs office at 615-313-0662.