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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 640-10
July 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

               1st Lt. Robert N. Bennedsen, 25, of Vashon, Wash., died July 18 at Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

               For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil or 011-49-162-271-6685.