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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 162-10
March 02, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 1 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
                Killed were:
 
                Spc. Josiah D. Crumpler, 27, of Hillsborough, N.C.
 
                Spc. Matthew D. Huston, 24, of Athens, Ga.
 
                For more information the media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 910-432-0661, or 910-432-0662.