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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 858-09
November 02, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19, of Opelika, Ala., died Oct. 29 at Khabari Crossing, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related accident.   He was assigned to the 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama Army National Guard, in Fort Payne, Ala.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information the media may contact the Alabama National Guard public affairs office at 334-271-7244.