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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 284-10
April 10, 2010

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 7 in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.
 
                Killed were:
 
                1st Lt. Robert W. Collins, 24, of Tyrone, Ga., and .
 
                Pfc. William A. Blount, 21, of Petal, Miss.
 
                For more information media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at 912-767-2479 or 912-767-8666.
 
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                UPDATE: April 12, 2010 - Pfc. Blount was posthumously promoted to specialist on April 7, 2010.