Release
Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Feb. 14, 2020

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom-Horn of Africa.

Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, from Mountainair, New Mexico, died Feb. 13, 2020, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Lewark was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, 93d Troop Command, New Mexico Army National Guard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. 

For more information regarding Pfc. Walter Lewark, media may contact Joseph Vigil, public affairs officer, New Mexico National Guard, 505-553-1427, or by email at joseph.vigil21.civ@mail.mil.

For information about the mission, media may contact Capt. Scott Rye, U.S. Navy, public affairs officer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, by email at scott.c.rye2.mil@mail.mil.