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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 530-11
June 22, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died June 18 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over.  The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C.,

            Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.,

            Staff Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28, Blackstone, Mass., and

            Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, Beloit, Wis.

            For more information contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs officer by e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil or by phone 011-49-6221-57-8694.

            CORRECTION:  June 20, 2011 -- Sgt. Snyder’s hometown is corrected from Worcester, Mass.

            UPDATE:  June 22, 2011 -- Sgt. Snyder was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.