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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 848-08
October 06, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
Spc. Jason E. von Zerneck, 33, of Charlotte, N.C., died on Oct. 2 of injuries sustained from a vehicle incident in Qara Bagh Karez, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2d Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, New York Army National Guard, Jamestown, 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 and after duty hours at (518) 429-5186.