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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 061-08
January 27, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pvt. Grant A. Cotting, 19, of Corona, Calif., died Jan. 24 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 515th Sapper Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information the media may contact the Fort Leonard Wood public affairs office at (573) 563-4145.