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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 513-10
June 21, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

              Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter, 25, of South Amherst, Ohio, died June 18 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

              For more information, the media may contact the Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office at 270-798-3025.

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