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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 130-11
February 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Lashawn D. Evans, 24, of Columbia, S.C., died Feb. 15 in Baghdad province, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division,Fort Riley, Kan. 

            For more information the media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-239-3205.

            UPDATE:  Feb. 22, 2011 -- Spc. Evans was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

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