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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 783-11
September 12, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Staff Sgt. Keith F. Rudd, 36, of Winder, Ga., died Sept. 10 in Parvan, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            For more information, the media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 910-432-0661 or 910-813-3891.

            CORRECTION:  Sept. 22, 2011 -- The change in status is due to an error in reading the initial report.

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