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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 621-11
July 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Frank R. Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, Fla., died July 16 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan of wounds sustained at Khowst province, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle roll-over.  He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

            For more information, the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-449-4023 or go to their Press Center at http://www.forthoodpresscenter.con/go/site/3439.

            CORRECTION:  July 20, 2011 -- Cpl. Gross’s unit is corrected from 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

            UPDATE:  July 20, 2011 -- Spc. Gross was posthumously promoted to corporal.

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