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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 557-11
June 28, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died June 25, at Kunar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their units with small arms fire.

            Killed were:

            1st Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Fla.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and

            Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly, 26, Menifee, Calif. He was assigned to 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

            For more information, please contact 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at 808-655-6351.

            CORRECTION:  June 30, 2011 -- Staff Sgt. Kelly’s unit is corrected from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

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