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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1006-10
November 01, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Brett W. Land, 24, of Wasco, Calif., died Oct. 30 in the Zhari district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

            For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.

            UPDATE:  Nov. 3, 2010 -- Spc. Land was posthumously promoted to corporal.