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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 806-10
September 07, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Pfc. Diego M. Montoya, 20, of San Antonio, Texas, died Sept. 2 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.  He was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

            For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993; after hours 254-287-2520; or via the Internet at Fort Hood’s news center online at http://www.hood.army.mil/news.paos.aspx .