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Release No: 638-12
July 30, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, 25, of Turlock, Calif., died July 27, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan. 

            Pleitez was assigned to 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, Van Nuys, Calif. 

            For more information pertaining to this release, media may contact the California National Guard public affairs office at 916 799-9525. 

            Correction:  July 31, 2012 -- Spc. Pleitez’s battalion’s name has been corrected from 746th Combat Support Battalion to 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

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