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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1307-07
November 13, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

         The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  
         Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach, 25, of McKees Rocks, Pa., died Nov. 10 in Bagram, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered in Tagab, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany.
         For further information, media should contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.