IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 223-11
March 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 19 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were allegedly shot with small arms fire by an individual from a military security group. The incident is under investigation. They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
Cpl. Donald R. Mickler Jr., 29, of Bucyrus, Ohio; and
Pfc. Rudy A. Acosta, 19, of Canyon Country, Calif.
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