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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 322-07
March 21, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
           Staff Sgt. Gina R. Sparks, 35, of Drury, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2004, at Fort Polk, La., from a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 115th Field Hospital, Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk.
 
           The incident was under investigation.
 
           For further information on this soldier, contact the Fort Polk public affairs office at (337) 531-1344.