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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 685-08
August 11, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
Pfc. John A. Mattox, 23, of Daingerfield, Texas, died Aug. 10 at Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st 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.

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