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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 762-10
August 24, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            They died Aug. 22 at Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Steven J. Deluzio, 25, of South Glastonbury, Conn.

            Spc. Tristan H. Southworth, 21, of West Danville, Vt.

            They were assigned to the 172nd Infantry, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Jericho, Vt.

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Vermont National Guard public affairs office at 802-338-3324.