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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 479-09
July 06, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died July 4 at Combat Outpost Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms and indirect fires.  They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

                Killed were:

 

                Pfc. Justin A. Casillas, 19, of Dunnigan, Calif.

 

                Pfc. Aaron E. Fairbairn, 20, of Aberdeen, Wash.

 

                For more information media may contact the U.S. Army, Alaska, public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.