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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 865-11
October 10, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

                They died Oct. 8, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a rocket propelled grenade.  They were assigned to the1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. 

                Killed were: 

                                Capt. Joshua S. Lawrence, 29, of Nashville, Tenn. and

                                Capt. Drew E. Russell, 25, of Scotts, Mich. 

                For more information the media may contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at: 719-526-3400.