Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 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 three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 16 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle Sept. 15 with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:
  • Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, 29, of Glen Burnie, Md.;

  • Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, 33, of Peachtree City, Ga.; and

  • Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 24, of El Paso, Texas.

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

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