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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 571-08
July 07, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            1st Lt. Daniel Farkas, 42, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on July 4 of injuries suffered from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix). He was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For more information, media may contact the New York National Guard public affairs office at (518) 786-4581, or after hours at (518) 429-5186.