SSG Matthew Pucino, 34, Cockeysville

IMMEDIATE RELEASE     No. 925-09        November 24, 2009


DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Matthew A. Pucino, 34, of Cockeysville, Md., died Nov. 23 in Pashay Kala, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group of the Maryland Army National Guard in Glen Arm, Md.

For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (910) 432-6005      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; after hours (910) 689-6187 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (910) 689-6187      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or visit

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****Update**** Contact with the Casualty Office has been made. The Primary NOK is not in Maryland so no CAO information is here. I have passed this on to the appropriate PGR State Captain for contact. We will stand by in case of any Maryland Services.

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