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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 488-10
June 14, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died June 11 at Forward Operating Base Bullard, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, Connellsville, Pa.

                Killed were:

                Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Fike, 38, of Conneautville, Pa.

                Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Hoover, 29, of West Elizabeth, Pa.

                For further information related to this release, contact the Pennsylvania Army National Guard public affairs office at 717-861-8468 or 717-861-8829.