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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 708-10
August 09, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

                They died Aug. 8 at Zhari Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device.

                Killed were:

                Sgt. Andrew C. Nicol, 23, of Kensington, N.H.,

               Pfc. Bradley D. Rappuhn, 24, of Grand Ledge, Mich.

                They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

                For more information, the media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment Public affairs office at 706-545-4260 and USASOC News Service http://news.soc.mil .

              CORRECTION:  Aug. 10, 2010 - Sgt. Nicol’s home of record is Kensington, N.H.