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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 851-09
October 30, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
                Spc. Robert K. Charlton, 22, of Malden, Mo., died Oct. 27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident Oct. 23 in Wardak, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
                The circumstances surrounding the non-combat related incident are under investigation.
 
                For more information media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-7267, or after hours at 315-778-5759.