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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 553-11
June 28, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Matthew R. Gallagher, 22, of North Falmouth, Mass., died June 26 in Wasit province, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9398/9400, or 254-445-1824.