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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 371-10
May 07, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Wade A. Slack, 21, of Waterville, Maine, died May 6 at Jaghatu, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire. He was assigned to the 707th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.