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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 939-09
December 02, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

 

Pfc. Derrick D. Gwaltney, 21, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Nov. 29 south of Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

 

For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at 253-967-0152, 253-967-0147 or after hours at 253-967-0015 (ask for the public affairs officer on call).