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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 575-10
July 03, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                 Spc. Ryan J. Grady, 25, of Bristow, Okla., died July 1 at Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised-explosive device.  He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Bradford, Vt.

                 For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Vermont National Guard public affairs office at 802-338-0929 or 802-233-1805.

                 UPDATE:  July 7, 2010 - Pfc. Grady was posthumously promoted to Specialist.