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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 559-10
June 29, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

                They died June 27 in Konar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

                Killed were:

                Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw, 31, of Exeter, Maine; and

                Sgt. David W. Thomas, 40, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

                For more information the media may contact the Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office at 270-798-3025.

                UPDATE:  July 1, 2010 - Spc. Thomas was posthumously promoted to Sergeant.