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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Octave Shield.

Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, died June 8, in Somalia of injuries sustained from enemy indirect fire. The incident is under investigation.

Conrad was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

For more information regarding Conrad, media may contact U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office, Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt at 910-494-1589, or via email at matthew.bockholt@socom.mil.

Additional queries may also be directed to U.S. Africa Command (Stuttgart, Germany) Public Affairs Office at +49-(0)151-4217-6009 or+49-(0)9641-70-591-0229 or via email to africom-pao-media@mail.mil.

Admin note: date of incident/death given is local time for Somalia.