The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Austin D. Pratt, 22, of Cadet, Mo., died Dec. 15 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La.
The incident is under investigation.
For further information media may contact the Fort Polk public affairs office at (337) 531-4630.