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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1134-10
December 10, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

      The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Dec. 8 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

       Killed were:

       Sgt. James A. Ayube, II, 25, of Salem, Mass.

       Spc. Kelly J. Mixon, 23, of Yulee, Fla.

       The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

        For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5812 or 011-49-6221-57-6315.