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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 626-13
August 29, 2013

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

           Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, in Farah Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

           For more information the media may contact the XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs office at 910-489-2774.

           Correction: On Sept. 3, 2013, the location of death was corrected from Ghazni Province to Farah Province.

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