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Release No: 901-11
October 24, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Paul A. Rivera, 26, of Round Rock, Texas, died Oct. 22, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a vehicle rollover during an attack by enemy forces.  He was assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Hohenfels, Germany.

            For more information, the media may contact the 21st Theater Sustainment Command public affairs office at 49-0-631-413-8184.

            UPDATE:  Oct. 24, 2011 -- Cpl. Rivera was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

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