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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 854-10
September 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

              Pfc. Barbara Vieyra, 22, of Mesa, Ariz., died Sept. 18 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenade fire in Kunar province, Afghanistan.  She was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

              For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993.