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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 821-11
September 26, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Tyler N. Holtz, 22, of Dana Point, Calif., died Sept. 24 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            For more information, media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment Headquarters public affairs office at 706-545-8407 or 706-570-5091.