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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 159-11
February 28, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Andrew C. Wilfahrt, 31, of Rosemount, Minn., died Feb. 27, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

            For more information, please contact Schofield Barracks public affairs office at 808-438-0944.

            UPDATE:  March 1, 2011 -- Spc. Wilfahrt was posthumously promoted to corporal.