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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Aug. 17, 2017

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah, died Aug. 16 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
Butler was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Camp Williams, Utah. 
For more information, media may contact Ileen Kennedy, Utah National Guard, at 801-432-4229 or