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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 870-11
October 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. Nathan L. Wyrick, 34, of Enumclaw, Wash., died Oct. 10 in Kandahar province.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

            For more information the media may contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs office at 315-772-8286 or their web site, www.drum.army.mil .

            CORRECTION:  Oct. 12, 2011 -- The phone number for the 10th Mountain Division public affairs office is corrected to 315-772-8286.

            UPDATE:  Oct. 13, 2011 -- Sgt. Wyrick was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.

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