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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 359-10
May 04, 2010

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Airman 1st Class Austin H. Gates Benson, 19, of Hellertown, Pa., died May 3 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident near Khyber, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 54th Combat Communications Squadron at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. 

            For more information related to this release, please contact the Robins Air Force Base public affairs office at 478-926-2137.

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