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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 847-11
October 02, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

    First Sgt. Billy J. Siercks, 32, of Velda Village, Mo., died Sept. 28 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered Sept. 27 in Logar, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

    For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs office at 315-772-8286 or Julie.cupernall@us.army.mil.