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IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOD Identifies Army Casualty
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Release No: NR-419-17
Dec. 12, 2017

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

Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Dec. 11 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The incident is under investigation.

For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs Office at (907) 384-1542.