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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 785-12
September 30, 2012

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, 39, of Tolar, Texas, died Sept. 28, in Wardak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire. 

            Stephens was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) public affairs office at 910-689-6187.