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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 738-12
September 09, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Sept. 5, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when their aircraft crashed.  They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Killed were: 

            Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and 

            Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas. 

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at 910-309-5561.

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