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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1031-10
November 09, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Andrew L. Hutchins, 20, of New Portland, Maine, died Nov. 8 at Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd 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.

            UPDATE:  Nov. 18, 2010 -- Spc. Hutchins was posthumously promoted to corporal.