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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 816-11
September 23, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            They died Sep. 21, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

            Killed were:

            Spc. Jakob J. Roelli, 24, of Darlington, Wis.; and

            Spc. Robert E. Dyas, 21, of Nampa, Idaho

            For more information media may contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-240-6359/4928.