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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 493-11
June 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                Pfc. Matthew J. England, 22, of Gainesville, Mo., died June 8, in An Najaf province, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

                For more information the media may call the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993, 254-287-0106 or go to www.forthoodpresscenter.com .