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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 497-11
June 13, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Capt. Michael W. Newton, 30, of Newport News, Va.,died June 11 at Faryab province, Afghanistan,of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

            For more information, please contact the United States Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-8694 or by e-mail at http://ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .