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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 569-13
August 07, 2013

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Nickolas S. Welch, 26, of Mill City, Ore., died Aug. 6, in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained July 23, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

           He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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