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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 336-11
April 24, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

           Sgt. John P. Castro, 25, of  Andrews, Texas died April 22 at Paktika province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. He was assigned to1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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

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