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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 163-11
March 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. David R. Fahey Jr., 23, of Norwalk, Conn., died Feb. 28 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, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            For more information, please contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.

            UPDATE:  March 2, 2011 -- Pfc. Fahey Jr. was posthumously promoted to specialist.

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