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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 578-10
July 06, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

             Sgt. Louis R. Fastuca, 24, of West Chester, Pa., died July 5 at Abdulhamid Kalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy.

             For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, and Seventh Army public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-8694 or ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil.

UPDATE:  July 8, 2010 - Spc. Fastuca was posthumously promoted to Sergeant.

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