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Release No: 629-10
July 19, 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 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class John H. Jarrell, 32, of Brunson, S.C.

            Staff Sgt. Leston M. Winters, 30, of Sour Lake, Texas.

            For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-3025.

            UPDATE:  July 29, 2010 - Sgt. Winters was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.

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