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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 309-11
April 16, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

                Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy, 25, of St. Paul, Minn. died April 15, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

                For more information, the media may contact the Fort Knox public affairs office at 502-613-3051.

 CORRECTION:  The location of incident for Spc. Kennedy has been changed from Helmand province to Ghazni province, Afghanistan.