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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-439-14
August 21, 2014

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.

He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

For more information, media may contact the XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs office at 910-908-5006 or after duty hours at 910-633-9221. 

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