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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 383-12
May 14, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Alex Hernandez III, 21, of Round Rock, Texas, died May 12, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

            Hernandez was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at 011-9379-766-5072.

            CORRECTION:  May 14, 2012 -- The telephone number for the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office has been changed from 808-655-6351 to 011-9379-766-5072.