01 December 2009

Michael A. Rogers

Via U.S. Department of Defense News Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Michael A. Rogers, 23, of White Sulphur Springs, Mont., died Nov. 27, at Forward Operating Base Hammer, east of Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

For more information media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-7267.

Also see the following for news on this.
Montana News Station
ABC 50
Watertown Daily Times

10th Mountain Daily Roundup

Obama, Karzai hold videoconference, talk strategy
Article on talks between Obama and Karzai, part of article has quotes from 10th Mountain soldiers on rumors of extension of deployment for them due to surge.

Watertown Daily Times article on how news of possible deployment of units from Drum is affecting troops and the post.
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