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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 140-10
February 23, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz, 29, of Corona, Calif., died Feb. 20 in Kunar, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            For more information, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719- 526-7525; after hours 719-526-5500.