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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 599-13
August 21, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

           Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, of Orange, Va., died Aug. 20, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            For more information, media may contact the Fort Bragg Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-689-6187.

           Correction:  Aug. 21, 2013 Master Sgt. George A. Bannar’s last name has been corrected from Banner to Bannar.