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Release No: 535-13
July 25, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            They died July 23, in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

            Killed were:

             1st Lt. Jonam Russell, 25, of Cornville, Ariz., 

            Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, 24 of Glennville, Ga., and 

            Spc. Rob L. Nichols, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo. 

            For more information media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at 912-271-9914.

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