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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 934-09
November 30, 2009

DoD Announces Change-In-Status of Army Soldier

The Department of Defense today announced the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown.

 

Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, 23, of Richmond, Va., had been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown.  His status was changed Nov. 29 to having died in a non-combat related incident.

 

He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. and went missing, Nov. 4, while involved in a resupply mission in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan.

 

For further information about this soldier, contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661 or (910) 432-0662.