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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 435-12
May 29, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

             They died May 28, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their helicopter crashed. The Soldiers were assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany.

             Killed were:

             Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and Chief Warrant Officer Five John C. Pratt, 51, of Springfield, Va.;

             For more information the media may contact U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 49/622-157-3181.