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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 745-10
August 19, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

               Sgt. 1st Class Edgar N. Roberts, 39, of Hinesville, Ga., died Aug. 17 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained June 26 at Sayed Abad, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to 810th Engineer Company (SAPPER), Swainsboro, Ga. 

                For more information, the media may contact the Georgia National Guard public affairs office at 678-569-6060.

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