The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Casey M. LaWare, 19, of Redding, Calif., died April 9 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained April 6 in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when his guard tower caught fire. LaWare was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.
The incident is under investigation.
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