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Release No: 323-09
May 12, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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


Sgt. Lukasz D. Saczek, 23, of Lake in the Hills, Ill., died May 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, Woodstock, Ill.


The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.


For more information the media may contact the Illinois Army National Guard public affairs office at (217) 761-3569 or, after hours, (217) 725-2265 or (217) 494-1965.


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