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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 310-12
April 26, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, of West Sacramento, Calif., died April 24 in Paktika province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

            For more information the media may contact U.S. Army Europe public affairs in Heidelberg, Germany, by phone at 011-49-6221-57-8628.