The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Dwane A. Covert Jr., 20, of Tonawanda, N.Y., died Nov 3, in Al-Sahra, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 104th Transportation Company, 13th Corps Support Sustainment Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
The incident is under investigation.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Benning public affairs office at (706) 545-3512.