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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 142-13
March 13, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died March 11, in Jalrez District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when they were attacked by small arms fire.  Killed were: 

            Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, of South Miami, Fla.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

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

            For more information on Staff Sgt. Schad, media may contact the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield public affairs office at 912- 210-9375.

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