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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 803-10
September 03, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

             The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 31 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

             Killed were:

             Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III, 26, of Harper, Kan.

             Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, Calif.

             Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Gransboro, N.C.

             Pfc. James A. Page, 23, of Titusville, Fla.

             They were assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

             For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-8694 or 8098, or via e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .