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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 457-12
June 02, 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 27, in Chak-E Wardak District, Afghanistan, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces. 

            Killed were: 

            Spc. Kedith L. Jacobs, 21, of Denver, Colo, and 

            Pfc. Leroy Deronde III, 22, Jersey City, New Jersey. 

            Spc. Jacobs was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

            Pfc. Deronde was assigned to F Company, 125th Brigade Support Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 915-744-8406 or 915-203-3769. 

            CORRECTION:  June, 2, 2012; no. 457-12:  The unit for Spc. Jacobs was corrected to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.  The unit for Pfc. Deronde was corrected to F Company, 125th Brigade Support Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

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