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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 032-06
January 12, 2006

DoD Identifies Department of Defense Civilian Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Department of Defense civilian who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Darren D. Braswell, 36, of Riverdale, Ga., died Jan. 7 near Tal Afar, Iraq, when the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in which he was a passenger crashed.  Braswell worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

For further information related to this release, contact the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs at (214) 312-3861.