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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 203-11
March 14, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. 1st Class Dae Han Park, 36, of Watertown, Conn. died March 12, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 3rdBattalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005.

            CORRECTION:  March 18, 2011 -- Sgt. 1st Class Park’s name was incorrectly reported as Daehan Park.