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DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was 6a00d8341bf7d953ef0147e1370c51970b-320wi supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            Pfc. Markie T. Sims, 20, of Citra, Fla., died Dec. 29 in Panjwal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. 

He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.