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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 835-06
August 29, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Sgt. Darry Benson, 46, of Winterville, N.C., died on Aug 27, in Camp Virginia, Kuwait,  from a non-combat related cause. Benson was assigned the Army National Guard's 730th Quartermaster Battalion, Ahoskie, N.C.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information related to this release, contact the North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office at (919) 664-6544.