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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 379-09
June 01, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

 

Spc. Marko M. Samson, 30, of Columbus, Ohio, died May 31 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

 

For further information contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.

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