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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 803-12
October 07, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Oct. 6 in Chak district, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds suffered while on dismounted patrol.

            Killed were: 

            Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, 27, of Coral Springs, Fla., and

            Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez, 25, of Aberdeen, N.C. 

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

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

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