The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jeffrey A. Avery, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 23 in Muqudadiyah, Iraq, from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated during checkpoint operations. He was assigned to the 571st Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.
For more information on this soldier, contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0154 or (253) 967-0147.