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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 323-12
April 27, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

                They died April 26, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. 

                Killed were: 

                Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston, 29, of Candler, N.C., who was assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

                Sgt. Dick A. Lee Jr., 31, of Orange Park, Fla., who was assigned to 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany.

                For more information related to Staff Sgt. Eggleston, the media may contact Special Forces public affairs at 910-689-6187.  For information related to Sgt. Lee the media may contact 21st Theater Sustainment Command public affairs in Kaiserslautern, Germany at 011-49-631-413-8184.