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Release No: 419-11
May 18, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

               They died May 16, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device in Zabul province, Afghanistan.

               Killed were:

              Staff Sgt. David D. Self, 29, of Pearl, Miss.  He was assigned to the Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; also,

               Spc. Bradley L. Melton, 29, Rolla, Mo.; 

               Pvt. Lamarol J. Tucker, 26, of Gainesville, Fla.; and

               Pvt. Cheizray Pressley, 21, of North Charleston, S.C.  They were assigned to the Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Anchorage, Alaska.

               For more information on Self, media may contact U.S. Army in Europe public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57 5816, or ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil.

               For more information on the 25th Infantry Division soldiers, media may contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at 907-384-2072 or 907-384-1542.

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