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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 021-13
January 11, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., died Jan. 10, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

            For more information, media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at 912-210-9375. 

Correction:  Casualty release updated Jan. 24 to reflect specifics on the cause of death.