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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 843-10
September 17, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

                Sgt. John F. Burner III, 32, of Baltimore, Md., died Sept. 16, in Iskandariya, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.

                For more information media may contact the Fort Gordon public affairs office at 706-791-6001 or 706-791-6839.