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Release No: 509-11
June 15, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.

            They died June 13 in Wasit province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Nicholas P. Bellard, 26, of El Paso, Texas; and

            Sgt. Glenn M. Sewell, 23, of Live Oak, Texas.

            For more information, the media may go to http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com.

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