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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 016-11
January 06, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                 Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton, 26, of Wichita, Kan., died Jan. 5, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

                  For more information, media should contact U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5815 or email ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .

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