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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 098-10
February 05, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Feb. 3 in Timagara, Pakistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

 

                Killed were:

 

                Sgt. 1st Class David J. Hartman, 27, of Okinawa, Japan.  He was assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

                Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Sluss-Tiller, 35, of Callettsburg, Ky.  He was assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

                Staff Sgt. Mark A. Stets, 39, of El Cajon, Calif.  He was assigned to the 8th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

                For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005, or visit http://news.soc.mil .

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