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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

April 9, 2015

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

Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.

He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33 Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

For more information, media may contact the 101st Airborne Division public affairs office at 270-798-9963 or 270-985-5476.