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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 078-09
February 04, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Sgt. Darrell L. Fernandez, 25, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., died Jan. 31 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle accident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
For more information media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143; after hours (719) 526-5500.