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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 515-09
July 14, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Chief Warrant Officer Rodney A. Jarvis, 34, of Akron, Ohio, died July 13 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information on this soldier, the media may contact the Fort Polk Public Affairs Office at (337) 531-1418.