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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 023-10
January 12, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pfc. Michael R. Jarrett, 20, of North Platte, Neb., died Jan. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Illesheim, Germany.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-9194, or via e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mill .