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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 479-11
June 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died June 5, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as the result of a helicopter crash.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

            Killed were:

            Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., and

            Chief Warrant Officer Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, of Gladewater, Texas

            For more information, media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-8286.

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