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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 274-11
April 05, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died April 4 of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Faryab province, Afghanistan.  The incident is under investigation.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Scott H. Burgess, 32, of Franklin, Texas.

            Staff Sgt. Michael S. Lammerts, 26, of Tonawanda, N.Y.

            They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.

            For more information, media should contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office by e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil or by phone at 011-49-6221-57-8694.

            UPDATE:  April 6, 2011 -- Sgt. Burgess was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.

            UPDATE:  April 7, 2011 -- Sgt. Lammerts was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.