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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 034-11
January 13, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Jan. 12, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Omar Aceves, 30, of El Paso, Texas.

            Cpl. Jarrid L. King, 20, of Erie, Pa.

            Spc. Benjamin G. Moore, 23, of Robbinsville, N.J.

            They were assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

            For more information media should contact the Fort Drum public affairs at 315-772-8286.

            UPDATE:  Jan. 19, 2011 -- Sgt. Aceves was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant, Spc. King was posthumously promoted to corporal, and Pfc. Moore was posthumously promoted to specialist.