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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1025-05
October 10, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. 1st Class Moses E. Armstead, 44, of Rochester, N.Y., died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Oct. 6, of a non-combat related illness identified on Oct. 5, as he was returning from leave status and preparing to redeploy to Afghanistan. Armstead was assigned to the Army's 16th Ordnance Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.