The U.S. Department of Defense

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Press Release   •   Nov 15, 2011 07:33 EST

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

Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain, 38, of Apache Junction, Ariz., died Nov.13, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered after encountering an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol.   He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

     For more information related to this release, the media may contact U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at 907-384-2072/1542.