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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 988-11
November 30, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Murray, 38, of Red Broiling Springs, Tenn., died Nov. 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Riley public affairs by email at matthew.howard1@conus.army.mil or nathaniel.s.smith@us.army.mil or at 785-240-6359 or 785-307-0641.