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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 645-11
July 22, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson, 36, of Canyon Lake, Texas, died July 21 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

                For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005.