Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, July 22, 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 four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died July 20 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
- Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr., 24, of Garland, Texas.
- Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20, of Riverdale, Ga.
- Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, 21, of Houston, Texas.
- Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt, 34, of Duncan, Okla.
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