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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 476-12
June 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 June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed.  They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Killed were:

            Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, Calif., and

            1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Wash.

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

            CORRECTION:  June 8, 2012 -- Capt. Pace’s age, 33, is corrected from 39.