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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 415-10
May 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                Staff Sgt. Shane S. Barnard, 38, of Desmet, S.D., died May 19 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he stepped on a secondary improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

                For more information, the media may contact Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.

UPDATE:  Unit was corrected to read “Explosive Ordnance Disposal” versus “Explosive Ordnance Detachment.”

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