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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 597-09
August 10, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

 

                Staff Sgt. Tara J. Smith, 33, of Nashville, N.C., died Aug. 8 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident that occurred Aug. 4 at Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan,.  She was assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

 

                For more information the media may contact the XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs office at (910) 396-5600 or (910) 396-5620.