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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 635-09
August 20, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

 
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. Matthew D. Hastings, 23, of Claremore, Okla., died Aug. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 582nd Medical Logistics Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 287-2520; or via the internet at Fort Hood’s news center online at http://www.hood.army.mil/news.paos.aspx .

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