Friday, July 24, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2009 -- The following news release made available Thursday 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 July 22 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:
  • Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer, 24, of Rochester, Pa.; and

  • Spc. Randy L.J. Neff, Jr., 22, of Blackfoot, Idaho

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

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