IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOD Identifies Army Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, died March 30 in Manbij, Syria as a result of injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his patrol. The incident is under investigation.

Dunbar was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, North Carolina.

For more information regarding Dunbar, media may contact Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at matthew.bockholt@socom.mil or 910-432-3383.