NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 068-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 24, 2005 Media Contact: Army Public Affairs - (703) 692-2000 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Joe F. Lusk II, 25, of Reedley, Calif., died Jan. 21 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. Lusk was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C. For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.