Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualty

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2009 -- The following news release made available Friday 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 Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Charles D. Parrish, 23, of Jasper, Ala., died June 4 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day in Jalula, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade. He was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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Blogger The Merlin Menu said...

My daughter is a flight medic in Iraq, recently assigned. She happened to attend his HERO ceremony and was tremendously moved and upset.

Our prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

11:49 PM EDT  

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