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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 807-11
September 21, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

            Staff Sgt. Estevan Altamirano, 30, of Edcouch, Texas, died Sep. 18 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-0106 or may visit https://www.forthoodpresscenter.com .

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