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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1262-07
October 30, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Maj. Jeffrey R. Calero, 34, of Queens Village, N.Y., died Oct. 29 in Kajaki, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Massachusetts National Guard, Springfield, Mass.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.
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