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Release No: 617-09
August 14, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


                Capt. John Tinsley, 28, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Aug. 12 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


                For more information contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.


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