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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 227-12
April 01, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. James E. Dutton, 25, of Checotah, Okla., died March 31, in Logar province, Afghanistan.

            Dutton was assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the First Armored Division public affairs office at 915-744-8492 or 915-744-8406, or on Blackberry at 915-781-3143 or 915-203-3769.

            UPDATE:  April 2, 2012 -- Additional contact information has been added.