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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 663-11
July 31, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died July 29 at Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Tulsa, Okla.

            Killed were:

            2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, of Edmond, Okla., and

            Spc. Augustus J. Vicari, 22, of Broken Arrow, Okla.

            For more information, the media may contact the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Oklahoma City, Okla., at 405-228-5212.