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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 770-10
August 25, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                 Spc. Justin B. Shoecraft, 28, of Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 24 at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device at Kakarak, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

                 For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-8098 or ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .

                 UPDATE:  August 27, 2010 – Pfc. Shoecraft was posthumously promoted to specialist.