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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 706-08
August 19, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense today announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Pfc. Jonathon L. Luscher, 20, of Scranton, Pa., died Aug. 17 at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information media may contact the Pennsylvania National Guard public affairs office at (717) 861-8468.

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