Friday, September 4, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OIF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:
EDITOR'S NOTE, Spc. Jordan Shay, the creator of the blog Through Amber Lenses, was killed in Baqubah, Iraq, on Wednesday in a rollover accident. Jordan was new to blogging, having written only 16 posts since May. His blog is at:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2009 -- The following news release made available Friday 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 Sept. 3 in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. The soldiers were assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:
  • Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25, of Burnsville, Minn.; and

  • Spc. Jordan M. Shay, 22, of Salisbury, Mass.

The incident is under investigation.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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