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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 330-10
April 24, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Laborde, 53, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 22 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 649th Regional Support Group, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

                For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 103rd Expeditionary Support Command public affairs office at 515-867-9858.