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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 731-08
September 01, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Spc. Carlo E. Alfonso, 23, of Spokane, Wash., died on Aug. 26 of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Sadr City, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

            For more information media may contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4859.