Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OIF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, July 2, 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 four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle June 29, in Baghdad, Iraq. They were assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, Wilmington, N.C.

Killed were:
  • Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, 39, of Wilmington, N.C.

  • Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr., 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.

  • Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh, 30, of Newport, N.C.

  • Spc. Robert L. Bittiker, 39, of Jacksonville, N.C.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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