The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Christopher W. Opat, 29, of Spencer, Iowa, died June 15 in Baquah, Iraq of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
For more information the media may contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public Affairs Office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.