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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 770-12
September 21, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, of Cabot, Ark., died Sept. 20, in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol. 

            Swindle was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

            For more information pertaining to this release, media may contact the 3rd Infantry Division public affairs office at 912-210-9375. 

            Correction: September 22, 2012 -- Sgt. Swindle's cause of death has been updated from injuries suffered when he encountered enemy small arms fire to injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol.