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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 Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Girard D. Gass Jr., of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, died Aug. 3, in Jalalabad Air Field Hospital, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident while on patrol that occurred in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

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

For more information, media may contact the Special Forces Command public affairs office at 910-908-3947 or 910-689-6187.