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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 712-11
August 13, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

            Killed were: 

                        Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y. 

                        Sgt. Jameel T. Freeman, 26, of Baltimore, Md.

                        Spc. Patrick L. Lay II, 21, of Fletcher, N.C.

                        Spc. Jordan M. Morris, 23, of Stillwater, Okla.

                        Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez, 27, of Williams, Calif.

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs office at 315-772-8286.

            UPDATE:  Aug. 15, 2011 -- Spc. Freeman was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

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