Department of Defense KIA Sgt. Stephen M. New

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

Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., died July 28, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.