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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 009-11
January 06, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.  They died Jan. 2 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1013th Engineer (Sapper) Company of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Jose M. Cintron Rosado, 38, of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; and

            Spc. Jose A. Delgado Arroyo, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

            For more information, media may contact the Puerto Rico National Guard at 787-289-1474.