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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 314-11
April 19, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

              The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

              They died of wounds suffered April 16, in Nimroz province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

              Killed were:

              Spc. Paul J. Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wis.;

              Spc. Charles J. Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas; and

              Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas.

              For more information, please contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-5463.

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