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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 926-11
November 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

             The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            They died Oct. 29, in Kabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.  

            Killed were:

             Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, 41, of Abilene, Texas, assigned to Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.;

             Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Newman, 26, of Shelby, N.C., assigned to Medical Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii;

             Sgt. James M. Darrough, 38, of Austin, Texas, assigned to 101st Finance Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; and

             Sgt. Carlo F. Eugenio, 29, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., assigned to 756th Transportation Company, 224th Sustainment Brigade, California Army National Guard, Van Nuys, Calif.

            For more information on Cabrera, media may contact the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences public affairs office at 301-295-3578.

            For more information on Newman, media may contact the Pacific Region Medical Command public affairs office at 808-433-2809.

             For more information on Darrough, media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-9966.

             For more information on Eugenio, media may contact the California Army National Guard public affairs office at 916-854-3304.