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Brian John Backus

Died: June 18, 2011

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Branch: U.S. Army

Operation Enduring Freedom. Private First Class Brian J. Backus, 21, of Saginaw Township, Michigan, died June 18, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was from Saginaw Township, Mich.

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