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Release No: 591-10
July 08, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died July 5 in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device.  The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Killed were: 

            Spc. Keenan A. Cooper, 19, of Wahpeton, N.D. 

            Spc. Jerod H. Osborne, 20, of Royse City, Texas. 

            For further information related to this release, contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 910-432-0661 or 910-432-0662.

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