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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 864-10
September 22, 2010

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

            Senior Airman Michael J. Buras, 23, of Fitzgerald, Ga., died Sept. 21 of wounds suffered as the result of an improvised explosive device detonation in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

            For more information media may contact the Nellis Air Force Base public affairs office at 702-652-2750.