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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 698-11
August 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                 Sgt. Alessandro L. Plutino, 28, of Pitman, N.J., died Aug. 8 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

                 For more information the media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment public affairs office at 706-545-4260 or 706-604-5114.

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