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Release No: 431-09
June 17, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


                Capt. Kafele H. Sims, 32, of Los Angeles, died June 16 in Mosul, Iraq, of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 18th Engineer Brigade, Schwetzingen, Germany.


                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.


                For more information media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5816 or 8694, or email: ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .


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