Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2009 -- The following news release made available Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying casualties:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
- Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr., 27, of Fayetteville, N.C.;
- Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado, 42, of Fairfax, Va.; and
All three soldiers were members of the Mississippi Army National Guard, and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.
- Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III, 43, of Bentonia, Miss.
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