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February 12, 2007
ORNG announces death of a soldier serving in Afghanistan
 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
 
Sgt. Long N. Nguyen, 27, of Portland, Ore., died Feb. 10 in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related wound. Nguyen was assigned to the 141st Brigade Support Battalion, Portland, Ore.
 
 
The incident is under investigation.
 
 
The Oregon National Guard is working with the next of kin. At this time the family has requested that media respect their privacy in this difficult time.
 
 
The Oregon National Guard will is gathering biographical information and photos of the soldier. This information will be released as soon as it is available.
 
 
Sgt. Nguyen deployed with the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The 41st IBCT is based out of Tigard, Ore. and deployed to Afghanistan last summer to lead Joint Task Force Phoenix. The unit is responsible for assisting the development of the Afghan National Army.
 
 
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For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the
Oregon Army National Guard public affairs office at (503) 584-3886 or (503) 932-5805.