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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1004-09
December 27, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
                Staff Sgt. David H. Gutierrez, 35, of San Francisco, Ca., died Dec. 25 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device in Howz-e Madad.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
                For more information the media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at 253-967-0152, 253-967-0147 or after hours at 253- 967-0015 (ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call).

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