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Release No: 218-09
April 03, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


                Sgt. Devin C. Poche, 25, of Jacksonville, N.C., died Mar. 31 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.


                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.


                For more information the media may contact the 25th Infantry Division Garrison public affairs office at 808-656-3157 or Loran.Doane@us.army.mil .


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