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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 898-09
November 16, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Spc. Christopher J. Coffland, 43, of Baltimore, Md., died Nov. 13 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.
 
            For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Readiness Command public affairs office at (703) 806-6126.