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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 087-11
February 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

              Spc. Omar Soltero, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 31 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

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