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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 261-06
March 30, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. 1st Class John T. Stone, 52, of Norwich, Vt., died March 28 in Lashkagar, Afghanistan as a result of enemy mortar and small arms attacks during combat operations.  Stone was assigned to the Army National Guard's 15th Civil Support Team, South Burlington, Vt.

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

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