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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 423-11
May 19, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, Colo., died May 18 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and mortar rounds.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

            For more information, media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 931-561-0131.

            UPDATE:  May 20, 2011 -- Spc. Kirton was posthumously promoted to corporal.

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