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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 882-10
September 28, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Sept. 26 at Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device on Sept. 25 at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Afghanistan.  They were assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Mark A. Simpson, 40, of Peoria, Ill.

            Spc.  Donald S. Morrison, 23, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993.