IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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

Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, California, died Nov. 4 in Logar Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation.

For more information regarding Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office, 910-494-1589 and at Matthew.Bockholt@socom.mil.