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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1072-10
November 18, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Justin E. Culbreth, 26, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Nov. 17 at Panjway district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

            For more information, please contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.

            UPDATE:  Nov. 22, 2010 -- Spc. Culbreth was posthumously promoted to sergeant.