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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 273-11
April 05, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Maj. Wesley J. Hinkley, 36, of Carlisle, Pa., died April 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga.

            For more information, the media may contact the 3rd Infantry Division public affairs office at 912-435-9879 or weekdays after 4 p.m. at 912-767-8666.

            UPDATE:  April 11, 2011 -- Capt. Hinkley was posthumously promoted to major.