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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 816-12
October 14, 2012

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Oct. 13, in Khanabad District, Afghanistan, from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N. C. 

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005.

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