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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1012-09
December 31, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
                Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino, 45, of Waterbury, Conn., died Dec. 29 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while unloading supplies. He was assigned to the 274th Forward Surgical Team, 44th Medical Command, 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.

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