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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 244-11
March 27, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis., died March 26 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Wausau, Wis.

            For more information, the media may contact Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, 364th Public Affairs Operations Center in Minneapolis, Minn., at 856-693-1217.

            UPDATE:  March 30, 2011 -- Spc. Ross was posthumously promoted to corporal.

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