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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 576-11
July 03, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. James A. Waters, 21, of Cloverdale, Ind., died July 1 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

            For more information, the media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-8286, or email julie.cupernall@us.army.mil.

            UPDATE:  July 7, 2011 -- Pfc. Waters was posthumously promoted to specialist.

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