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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 668-12
August 09, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Aug. 8 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an insurgent who detonated a suicide vest.  These soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

            Killed were:

            Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, 35, of West Point, N.Y., and

            Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, 45, of Laramie, Wyo.

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719-526-7525 and 719-526-5500.

            CORRECTION:  Aug. 11, 2012 -- The place of death is corrected from Sarkowi.

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