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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 724-11
August 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Joshua M. Seals, 21, of Porter, Okla., died Aug. 16 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Okla.

            For more information, the media may contact the Oklahoma National Guard at 405-228-5212 or 918-381-1173.

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