Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualty (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2009 -- The following news release made available Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying a casualty:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Maj. Rocco M. Barnes, 50, of Los Angeles, died June 4 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was a member of the Tactical Command Post, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, assigned as an individual augmentee to the 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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