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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 028-13
January 17, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25, of Hampton, Va., died Jan. 16, in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 

            For more information, media may contact the 7th Infantry Division public affairs office at 253-477-0173 or 253-477-0174/5602.  After 5 p.m. PST, call 253-477-5543, and ask for the 7th Infantry Division public affairs officer on call.