Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OIF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 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 deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an explosive device Sept. 8 in Baji, Iraq. They were assigned to the 545th Military Police Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Killed were:
  • Staff Sgt. Shannon M. Smith, 31, of Marion, Ohio.

  • Pfc. Thomas F. Lyons, 20, of Fernley, Nev.

  • Pfc. Zachary T. Myers, 21, of Delaware, Ohio.

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

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