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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0004-08
January 02, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pfc. Joseph R. Berlin Jr., 21, of Chelsea, Ala., died Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
                The incident is under investigation.
 
                For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.