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Release No: 620-11
July 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Staff Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, 40, of Rapid City, S.D., died July 15 after injuries suffered July 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire in Farah province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

            For more information, the media may contact the Fort Carson, Colo., public affairs office at 719-526-5500.

            UPDATE:  July 20, 2011 -- Sgt. Lewis was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.

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