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Release No: 558-10
June 29, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                 Sgt. David A. Holmes, 34, of Tennille, Ga., died June 26 at Sayed Abad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 810th Engineer Company, Swainsboro, Ga.

                  For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Georgia National Guard public affairs office at 678-569-6060.

                 CORRECTION:  July 1, 2010 - Sgt. Holmes’ rank is corrected from Specialist.


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