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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 652-12
August 03, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

             The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

             They died Aug. 1, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device.  These soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

             Killed were:

                         1st Lt. Todd W. Lambka, 25, of Fraser, Mich., and

                         Pfc. Jesus J. Lopez, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif.

             For more information pertaining to this release, please contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at 785-240-1796.

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