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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 972-11
November 22, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Pfc. Jackie L. Diener II, 20, of Boyne City, Mich., died Nov. 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Drum Public Affairs at 315-408-3087 or email bruce.m.drake@us.army.mil .

            UPDATE:  Nov. 28, 2011 -- Pvt. Diener was posthumously promoted to private first class.

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