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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 579-13
August 12, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

           They died Aug. 11, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire. The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

           Killed were:

           Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, of Caldwell, Idaho,

           Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, 22, of Little Rock, Ark., and 

           Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., 26, of Baytown, Texas.

           Herrera and Grace died in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, while Hicks was evacuated to Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan, and later died.

           For more information please contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 931-217-5074 or 931-220-7993.