Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2009 -- The following news release made available Sunday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying casualties:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Kandahar, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
- Sgt. Paul G. Smith, 43, of Peoria, IL. He was an Illinois Army National Guardsman assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry, Aurora, IL.
- Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Melton, 26, of Carlyle, IL. He was an Illinois Army National Guardsman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry, Marion, Illinois.
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