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Joseph Richard Berlin, Jr.
Private First Class, United States Army
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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 0004-08
January 02, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Private First Class Joseph R. Berlin Jr., 21, of Chelsea, Alabama, died December 30, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.


January 02, 2008:
An Alabama soldier has died in Iraq in what the Pentagon is calling "a non-combat related incident."

In a news release issued today, the Pentagon said Private First Class Joseph R. Berlin Jr., 21, of Chelsea died Sunday in Baghdad and that the circumstances of his death were under investigation. Berlin was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

NOTE: Private First Class Berlin was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on 8 January 2008.

JR Berlin, Jr. Gravesite PHOTO January 2008 PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Tom Gugiluzza-Smith, January 2008

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Posted: 10 January 2008 Updated: 12 January 2008 Updated: 26 February 2008 Updated: 19 April 2009

JR Berlin, Jr. Gravesite PHOTO April 2009
Photo Courtesy of Holly, April 2009

JR Berlin, Jr. Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Holly, February 2008