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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 040-12
January 19, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Keith D. Benson, 27, of Brockton, Mass., died Jan. 18, in Paktika province, Afghanistan.  The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.   He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany. 

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-6685.