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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 973-10
October 25, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Ronnie J. Pallares, 19, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., died Oct. 23 in Andar district, Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            For more information, the media may contact the Fort Bragg public affairs office at 910-396-5600.