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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 909-10
October 05, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Brian J. Pedro, 27, of Rosamond, Calif., died Oct. 2 in Pol-e-Khumri, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.  He was assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

            For more information the media may contact the White Sands Missile Range public affairs office at 575-678-1134.