Pentagon Identifies Air Force Casualty (OIF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2009 -- The following news release made available Wednesday 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 an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton, 24, of Monroe Ga., died Sept. 8 near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive devise. He was assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
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