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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 639-12
July 30, 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 26 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device.  These soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

                 Killed were:

                                 1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, of Redding, Calif., and

                                Sgt. John E. Hansen, 41, of Austin, Texas.

                 For more information pertaining to this release, please contact the I Corps public affairs office at 253-477-3048 or 253-370-9861.