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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 628-12
July 25, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died July 22 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Italy.

            Killed were:

            Spc. Justin L. Horsley, 21, of Palm Bay, Fla., and

            Pfc. Brenden N. Salazar, 20, of Chuluota, Fla.

            For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs in Heidelberg, Germany, at 011491622716685.

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