Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 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 Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 25 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:
  • Capt. John L. Hallett III, 30, of California.

  • Capt. Cory J. Jenkins, 30, of Arizona.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Ronald W. Sawyer, 38, of Trenton, Mo.

  • Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24, of Federal Way, Wash.

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

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