Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OIF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2009 -- The following news release made available Saturday 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 Iraqi Freedom. They died Aug. 28 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Both soldiers were assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard in Portland.

Killed were:
  • Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wis.; and

  • Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19, of Monmouth, Ore.

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

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