Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Jan. 22, 2021

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

Staff Sgt. Timothy Luke Manchester, 34, of Austin, Texas, died Jan. 20, 2021, in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Manchester was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, Camp Mabry, Texas.

For more information regarding Staff Sgt. Timothy Luke Manchester, media may contact the Texas Military Department Public Affairs office at 512-782-5620 or