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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 279-11
April 06, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

            Spc. Gary L. Nelson III, 20, of Woodstock, Ga., died April 5 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

            For more information, the media may contact the 3rd Infantry Division public affairs office at 912-435-9879 or after 4 p.m. on weekdays at 912-767-8666.