The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Cpl. Ray M. Bevel, 22, of Andrews, Texas, died Apr. 21 in Yusifiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat patrol operations. Bevel was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.