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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 593-12
July 17, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died July 16, in Wali Kot District, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when their vehicle was struck by enemy rocket propelled grenades.  The soldiers were assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. 

            Killed were: 

            Spc. Sergio E. Perez Jr., 21, of Crown Point, Ind., and 

            Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor, 20, of Berne, Ind. 

            For more information pertaining to this release, please contact the Indiana National Guard public affairs office at 317-538-8414 or 317-407-7065.

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