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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 712-12
August 28, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Aug. 27, in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. 

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo., and 

            Spc. Mabry J. Anders, 21, of Baker City, Ore. 

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office during normal business hours at 719-526-7525 or 719-526-4143; after normal business hours, call 719-526-5500.

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