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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 565-10
July 01, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Matthew R. Hennigan, 20, of Las Vegas, Nev., died June 30 at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered earlier in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with machine gun fire.  He was assigned to 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

            For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-8694 or via e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .

            UPDATE:  July 13, 2010 - Spc. Hennigan was posthumously promoted to sergeant.