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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 258-09
April 19, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            PFC Richard A. Dewater, 21, of Topeka, Kan., died April 15, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device, while on a dismounted patrol near Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993 or (254)291-2591.