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Release No: 635-11
July 20, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Cpl. Raphael R. Arruda, 21, of Ogden, Utah, died July 16 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 416th Theater Engineer Command, Ogden, Utah.

            For more information the media may contact the 416th Theater Engineer Command public affairs office at 630-729-4107.

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