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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 167-11
March 02, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Feb. 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. 

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays, 25, of Cookville, Texas.

            Spc. Christopher G. Stark, 22, of Monett, Mo.

            They were assigned to the 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 20th Support Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

            For more information media should contact the 20th Support Command public affairs office, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., at 410-436-3433.

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