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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 565-11
June 30, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, of East Kingston, N.H., died June 25 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered June 22 when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Kherwar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

            For more information, the media may contact Fort Drum Public Affairs at 315-772-8286.

            CORRECTION:  June 30, 2011 -- The public affairs contact is corrected from Fort Polk.

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