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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 863-09
November 03, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
                Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Nov. 2 in Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
 
                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
                For more information the media may contact the Fort Benning public affairs office at 706-545-3367.