U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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.
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.
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