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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 428-10
May 24, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                 Pfc. Jason  D.  Fingar, 24, of Columbia, Mo., died  May 22 in Durai, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when  his military vehicle struck an  improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

                 For more information, the media may contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.

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