The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Capt. Erick M. Foster, 29, of Wexford, Penn., died Aug. 29 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sufferedwhen insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.