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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 549-10
June 28, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

              They died June 25 at Konar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

             Killed were:

             Spc. Blair D. Thompson, 19, of Rome, N.Y.

             Spc. Jared C. Plunk, 27, of Stillwater, Okla.

              For more information, the media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.

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