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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1055-10
November 16, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Nov. 13 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when a suicide bomber detonated a vest bomb and struck their unit.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Juan L. Rivadeneira, 27, of Davie, Fla.

            Cpl. Jacob R. Carver, 20, of Freeman, Mo.

            Spc. Jacob C. Carroll, 20, of Clemmons, N.C.

            They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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

            CORRECTION:  Nov. 16, 2010 -- The words “suicide bomber” are corrected from “insurgent suicide bomber,” and the words “these soldiers” are corrected from “this soldier.”