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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 770-06
August 14, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died in Nangalam, Afghanistan on Aug. 11, when their platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the Army 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

            Killed were:

            Spc. Rogelio R. Garza, Jr., 26, of Corpus Christi, Texas

            Pfc. Andrew R. Small, 19, of Wiscasset, Maine

            Pfc. James P. White, Jr., 19, of Huber Heights, Ohio

            Media with questions about these soldiers, should contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs office at (315) 772-7634.

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