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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 442-11
May 25, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

              They died May 23, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

              Killed were:

              Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.,

              Pfc. William S. Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, Ohio,

              Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner, 20, Garland, Texas; and

              Pvt. Thomas C. Allers, 23, of Plainwell, Mich.

              For more information the media may contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at 808-655-6351.

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