Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2009 -- The following news release made available Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying casualties:

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died June 1 in Nerkh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Fort Drum, N.Y.

Killed were:
  • Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall, 28, of Huntsville, Ala.

  • Pfc. Matthew D. Ogden, 33, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Pfc. Matthew W. Wilson, 19, of Miller, Mo.

(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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