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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Dec. 14, 2018

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

Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 13, 2018, at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Pfc. Mikeasky was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

For more information regarding Pfc. Mikeasky, media may contact Maj. Harold Huff, deputy public affairs officer, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, at 315-772-5924 or by email at