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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 942-07
July 31, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
They died July 27 near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. They were assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
 
Killed were:
 
Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr., 37, of Llano, Texas, and
 
Staff Sgt. William R. Fritsche, 23, of Martinsville, Ind.
 
For more information related to this release, media may contact the Southern European Task Force public affairs office at 011-39-0444-71-7011 or 011-39-0444-71-8020.