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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1403-07
December 13, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

          The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
          Staff Sgt. Gregory L. Elam, 39, of Columbus, Ga., died Dec. 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related illness.  He was assigned to the 54th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), located at Fort Lee, Va.
           
          This death is under investigation.
 
          For more information media should contact the Fort Lee public affairs office at (804) 734-7451.