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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 304-12
April 24, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died April 22 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Killed were:

            1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, 28, Cobb, Ga.

            Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf, 22, Boynton Beach, Fla.

            For more information contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 910-432-0661/0662 or 910-813-3891.

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