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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 946-12
December 05, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Dec. 3, in Lashkar Gah City, Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 818th Engineer Company, 164th Engineer Battalion, Williston, N.D. 

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. 1st Class. Darren M. Linde, 41, of Sidney, Mont., and 

            Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, N.D. 

            For more information the media may contact the North Dakota National Guard public affairs office at 701-333-2007.