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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 577-12
July 11, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            They died July 8, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

            Killed were: 

            Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, 31, of Tampa, Fla.,

            Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, 21, of Eatonton, Ga.,

            Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23, of Brooksville, Fla.,

            Pfc. Trevor B. Adkins, 21, of Spring Lake, N.C.,

            Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, of Porterville, Calif., and

            Pfc. Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20, of Spring Grove, Pa. 

            For more information the media may contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 915-203-3769 and 254-371-5704.

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