Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OEF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 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 three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:
  • Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, 23, of Columbus, Ohio;

  • Sgt. Edward B. Smith, 30, of Homestead, Fla.; and

  • Spc. Joseph V. White, 21, of Bellevue, Wash.

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

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