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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 459-13
June 24, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

               Spc. Javier Sanchez Jr., 28, of Greenfield, Calif., died June 23, in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol.  He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

               For more information, media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-8286.