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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 357-12
May 08, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died May 2 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

            Killed were: 

            2nd Lt. David E. Rylander, 23, of Stow, Ohio. 

            Spc. Junot M. L. Cochilus, 34, of Charlotte, N.C. 

            For more information the media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-778-5759.