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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 856-10
September 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

               Spc. Joshua A. Harton, 23, of Bethlehem, Penn., died Sept. 18 in Kaftar Khan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

               For more information the media may contact the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) public affairs office at 315-772-8286.

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