Friday, August 21, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualty (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2009 -- The following news release made available Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying a casualty:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Army 1st Sgt. Jose S.N. Crisostomo, 59, of Inarajan, Guam, died Aug. 18 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to International Security Assistance Force Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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Blogger Steven Moyer said...

Blog Admin here.

1st Sgt. Crisostomo was a Vietnam veteran and Bronze Star recipient who volunteered to return to the Army and serve in Afghanistan. He became the oldest U.S. service member to die in combat there.


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