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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 720-08
August 26, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Staff Sgt. Brian E. Studer, 28, of Ramsey, Minn., died Aug. 22 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the improvised explosive device he was attempting to deactivate detonated. He was assigned to the 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Mannheim, Germany.
 
            For more information media may contact the 21st Theater Sustainment Command public affairs office at 011-49-631-413-8184, or by email, DL21TSCPAOUsers@eur.army.mil .