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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 607-12
July 22, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Darrion T. Hicks, 21, of Raleigh, N.C., died July 19 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained from an enemy improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany. 

            For more information, the media may contact the 21st Theater Sustainment Command public affairs office, Germany, at 011-49-631-413-7608.