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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 554-11
June 28, 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 26, in Diyala province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Russell J. Proctor, 25, of Oroville, Calif.; and

            Pfc. Dylan J. Johnson, 20, of Tulsa, Okla.

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9398/9400 or 254-449-1824.