The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Matthew J. Emerson, 20, of Grandview, Wash., died Sept. 18 in Ninewah Province, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Bliss public affairs office at (915) 568-4505.