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June 30, 2011                      Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, of East Kingston, N.H. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 565-11
June 30, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, of East Kingston, N.H., died June 25 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered June 22 when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Kherwar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.
June 29, 2011  Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet, 22, of Sinton, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 563-11
June 29, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Mark R. Goyet, 22, of Sinton, Texas, died June 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
June 29 2011 Lance Cpl. John F. Farias, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 562-11
June 29, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. John F. Farias, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas, died June 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
June 28, 2011 Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, 23, of Avondale, Ariz., IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 561-11
June 29, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, 23, of Avondale, Ariz., died June 28 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
June 28, 2011 Cpl. Michael C. Nolen, 22, of Spring Valley, Wis. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 560-11
June 28, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Michael C. Nolen, 22, of Spring Valley, Wis., died June 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
June 28, 2011 1st. Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Fla. 

            Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly, 26, Menifee, Calif.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 557-11
June 28, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died June 25, at Kunar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their units with small arms fire. Killed were:

            1st. Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Fla.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and

            Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly, 26, Menifee, Calif. He was assigned to 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
June 28, 2011  Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman, 28, of Albany, Calif., IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 556-11
June 28, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman, 28, of Albany, Calif., died June 26, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
June 27, 2011 Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Douville, 33, of Harvey, La. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 552-11
June 27, 2011
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
             The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Douville, 33, of Harvey, La., died June 26 as a result of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device on the border of the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 
June 27, 2011 Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr., 29, of Mullins, S.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 551-11
June 27, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr., 29, of Mullins, S.C., died June 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
June 27, 2011  Sgt. Marlon E. Myrie, 25, of Oakland Park, Fla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 550-11
June 27, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                   The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. Marlon E. Myrie, 25, of Oakland Park, Fla., died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
June 25, 2011 Spc. Nicholas C. D. Hensley, 28, of Prattville, Ala. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 548-11
June 25, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.    Spc. Nicholas C. D. Hensley, 28, of Prattville, Ala. died June 24, in Landstuhl, Germany from injuries sustained in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on June 15 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
June 24, 2011 Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, of Antelope, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 545-11
June 24, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, of Antelope, Calif., died June 22 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
June 23, 2011 Spc. Levi E. Nuncio, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 544-11
June 23, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Spc. Levi E. Nuncio, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va., died June 22 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
June 23, 2011 Pfc. Joshua L. Jetton, 21, of Sebring, Fla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 541-11
June 23, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Pfc. Joshua L. Jetton, 21, of Sebring, Fla., died June 20 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
June 22, 2011  Lance Cpl. Jared C. Verbeek, 22, of Visalia, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 540-11
June 22, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Jared C. Verbeek, 22, of Visalia, Calif., died June 21 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
June 21, 2011 Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, of Toms River, N.J. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 537-11
June 21, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, of Toms River, N.J., died June 20 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
June 21, 2011 Pfc. Gustavo A. Rios-Ordonez, 25, of Englewood, Ohio IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 536-11
June 21, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.    Pfc. Gustavo A. Rios-Ordonez, 25, of Englewood, Ohio, died June 20 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
June 20, 2011  Pfc. Josue Ibarra, 21, of Midland, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 533-11
June 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. Josue Ibarra, 21, of Midland, Texas, died June 19 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
June 20, 2011 Pfc. Brian J. Backus, 21, of Saginaw Township, Mich IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 532-11
June 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Brian J. Backus, 21, of Saginaw Township, Mich., died June 18, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
June 20, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C.,

Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.,

Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28, Worcester, Mass., and

Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, Beloit, Wis.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 530-11
June 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died June 18 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a vehicle roll-over.  The soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany. Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, 33, of Lodge, S.C.,

            Sgt. Edward F. Dixon III, 37, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.,

            Sgt. Alan L. Snyder, 28, Worcester, Mass., and

            Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz, 21, Beloit, Wis.
June 20, 2011 Spc. Scott D. Smith, 36, of Indianapolis, Ind IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 529-11
June 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Scott D. Smith, 36, of Indianapolis, Ind., died June 17 at Khowst province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 17, 2011 Sgt. Mark A. Bradley, 25, of Cuba, N.Y.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 521-11
June 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Mark A. Bradley, 25, of Cuba, N.Y., died June 16 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 16, 2011 Pvt. Ryan J. Larson, 19, of Friendship, Wis.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 517-11
June 16, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pvt. Ryan J. Larson, 19, of Friendship, Wis., died June 15 at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

June 15, 2011 Pfc. Eric D. Soufrine, 20, of Woodbridge, Conn IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 511-11
June 15, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. Eric D. Soufrine, 20, of Woodbridge, Conn., died June 14 in Farah province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

June 15, 2011 Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26, of Weatherby Lake, Mo. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 510-11
June 15, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26, of Weatherby Lake, Mo., died June 14 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

June 13, 2011 Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill, 20, of Poway, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 503-11
June 13, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Jason D. Hill, 20, of Poway, Calif., died June 11 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

June 13, 2011 Lance Cpl. Sean M. N. O'Connor, 22, of Douglas, Wyo. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 502-11
June 13, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Lance Cpl. Sean M. N. O'Connor, 22, of Douglas, Wyo., died June 12 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

June 13, 2011 Lance Cpl. Joshua B. McDaniels, 21, of Dublin, Ohio IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 501-11
June 13, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Joshua B. McDaniels, 21, of Dublin, Ohio, died June 12 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 13, 2011 Capt. Michael W. Newton, 30, of Newport News, Va. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 497-11
June 13, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Capt. Michael W. Newton, 30, of Newport News, Va.,died June 11 at Faryab province, Afghanistan,of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.  
June 10, 2011 Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. O'Brien, 21, of Stanley, N.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 496-11
June 10, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. O'Brien, 21, of Stanley, N.C., died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 
June 9, 2011 Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 492-11
June 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La., died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
June 8, 2011 Cpl. William J. Woitowicz, 23, of Middlesex, Mass. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 488-11
June 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. William J. Woitowicz, 23, of Middlesex, Mass., died June 7 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 7, 2011 Chief Warrant OfficerKenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Chief Warrant Officer Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, of Gladewater, Texas
 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 479-11
June 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties
            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died June 5, in Khost province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as the result of a helicopter crash.  They were assigned to the1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were:

            Chief Warrant OfficerKenneth R. White, 35, of Fort Collins, Colo., and

            Chief Warrant Officer Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, of Gladewater, Texas
June 7, 2011 Sgt. Joseph M. Garrison, 27, of New Bethlehem, Pa. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 483-11
June 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Joseph M. Garrison, 27, of New Bethlehem, Pa., died June 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 
June 7, 2011 Sgt. Christopher R. Bell, 21, of Golden, Miss.

Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 28, of Quitman, Texas

Spc. Devin A. Snyder, 20, of Cohocton, N.Y.

Pfc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., 21, of L'Anse, Mich.
 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 478-11
June 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties
            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died of wounds suffered June 4, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Killed were:

            Sgt. Christopher R. Bell, 21, of Golden, Miss.;

            Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 28, of Quitman, Texas;

            Spc. Devin A. Snyder, 20, of Cohocton, N.Y.; and

            Pfc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., 21, of L'Anse, Mich.
June 4, 2011 Sgt. Jeffrey C. S. Sherer, 29, of Four Oaks, N.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 471-11
June 04, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jeffrey C. S. Sherer, 29, of Four Oaks, N.C. died June 2, in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
June 1, 2011 Spc. Richard C. Emmons III, 22, of North Granby, Conn.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 463-11
June 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Spc. Richard C. Emmons III, 22, of North Granby, Conn., died May, 31, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

June 1, 2011 Capt. Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Martin R. Apolinar, 28, of Glendale, Ariz.

Sgt. Aaron J. Blasjo, 25, of Riverside, Calif.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 462-11
June 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

              The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died May 29, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were:

              Capt. Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles, Wash.

              Staff Sgt. Martin R. Apolinar, 28, of Glendale, Ariz.

              Sgt. Aaron J. Blasjo, 25, of Riverside, Calif.

May 31, 2011 Lance Cpl. Peter J. Clore, 23, of New Philadelphia, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 459-11
May 31, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Lance Cpl. Peter J. Clore, 23, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, died May 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

May 31, 2011 Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn, 19, of Burnet, Texas

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 460-11
May 31, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn, 19, of Burnet, Texas, died May 30, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

May 29, 2011 Spc. Adam S. Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 451-11
May 29, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Spc. Adam S. Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio, died May 28 in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. 

May 29, 2011 Pfc. John C. Johnson, 28, of Phoenix, Ariz

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 450-11
May 29, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. John C. Johnson, 28, of Phoenix, Ariz., died May 27 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

May 28, 2011 1st Lt. John M. Runkle, 27, of West Salem, Ohio

Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.

Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.

Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico

Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.
 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 448-11
May 28, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 26 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.  They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed were:

            1st Lt. John M. Runkle, 27, of West Salem, Ohio;

            Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.;

            Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.;

            Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.;

            Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico; and

            Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.

May 27, 2011 Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa.

Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32, of Citrus Heights, Calif. 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 447-11
May 27, 2011

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  The airmen died May 26 in the Shorabak district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa.  He was assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.  For more information, media may contact the 52nd Fighter Wing public affairs office at 011-49-171-331-4921.

            Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee, 32, of Citrus Heights, Calif.  He was assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.  For more information, media may contact the 75th Air Base Wing public affairs office at 801-645-7073.

May 27, 2011  Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 446-11
May 27, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau, 28, of Chesterland, Ohio, died May 26 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed during combat operations.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

May 25, 2011 Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.

Pfc. William S. Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, Ohio

Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner, 20, Garland, Texas

Pvt. Thomas C. Allers, 23, of Plainwell, Mich.
 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 442-11
May 25, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

              The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 23, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  Killed were:

              Staff Sgt. Kristofferson B. Lorenzo, 33, of Chula Vista, Calif.,

              Pfc. William S. Blevins, 21, of Sardinia, Ohio,

              Pvt. Andrew M. Krippner, 20, Garland, Texas; and

              Pvt. Thomas C. Allers, 23, of Plainwell, Mich.

May 24, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie, 37, of Medical Lake, Wash.

Pfc. Ramon Mora Jr., 19, of Ontario, Calif.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 438-11
May 24, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.  They died May 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the1st Battalion, 63rd Armor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.  Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie, 37, of Medical Lake, Wash., and

            Pfc. Ramon Mora Jr., 19, of Ontario, Calif.

May 19, 2011 Spc. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, Colo.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 423-11
May 19, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, Colo., died May 18, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and mortar rounds.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

May 18, 2011 Staff Sgt. David D. Self, 29, of Pearl, Miss.

Spc. Bradley L. Melton, 29, Rolla, Mo.; 

Pvt. Lamarol J. Tucker, 26, of Gainesville, Fla

Pvt. Cheizray Pressley, 21, of North Charleston, S.C.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 419-11
May 18, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

               The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 16, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Killed were:

              Staff Sgt. David D. Self, 29, of Pearl, Miss.  He was assigned to the Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; also,

               Spc. Bradley L. Melton, 29, Rolla, Mo.; 

               Pvt. Lamarol J. Tucker, 26, of Gainesville, Fla.; and

               Pvt. Cheizray Pressley, 21, of North Charleston, S.C.  They were assigned to the Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Anchorage, Alaska.

May 17, 2011 Sgt. Robert C. Schlote, 26, of Norfolk, Neb.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 417-11
May 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Robert C. Schlote, 26, of Norfolk, Neb., died May 14, in Omaha, Neb., from a non-combat related medical illness.  He was assigned to the 195th Forward Support Company, Nebraska Army National Guard, Omaha, Neb.  

May 17, 2011 Spc. Brian D. Riley Jr., 24, of Longwood, Fla.,

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 416-11
May 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Brian D. Riley Jr., 24, of Longwood, Fla., died May 15, in Kunar province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 

May 16, 2011 Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer, 43, of Modesto, Calif.

Sgt. Balduf was assigned to 8th Communications Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

Lt. Col. Palmer was assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C. 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 412-11
May 16, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties


                The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf, 27, of Nashville, Tenn., and Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer, 43, of Modesto, Calif., died May 12 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

                This incident is currently under investigation.

                Sgt. Balduf was assigned to 8th Communications Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at 910-451-5260.

                Lt. Col. Palmer was assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C.  For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Aircraft Wing public affairs office at 252-466-4241.

May 15, 2011 Sgt. Amaru Aguilar, 26, of Miami, Fla.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 410-11
May 15, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Amaru Aguilar, 26, of Miami, Fla. died May 13, at Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit encountered small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

May 12, 2011  1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, of Lancaster, Pa.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 400-11
May 12, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, of Lancaster, Pa., died May 10 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

May 10, 2011  Sgt. Ken K. Hermogino, 30, of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 394-11
May 10, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Ken K. Hermogino, 30, of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., died May 9 in Herat province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related vehicle accident.  He was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  

May 07, 2011 Spc. Riley S. Spaulding, 21, of Sheridan, Texas

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 388-11
May 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Riley S. Spaulding, 21, of Sheridan, Texas, died May 4 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident.  He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

May 4, 2011 Cpl. Kevin W. White, 22, of Westfield, N.Y.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 378-11
May 04, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Cpl. Kevin W. White, 22, of Westfield, N.Y., died May 2 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

May 3, 2011 Sgt. Adam D. Craig, 23, of Cherokee, Iowa

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 373-11
May 03, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. Adam D. Craig, 23, of Cherokee, Iowa, died March 4 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of a non-combat related illness.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Sioux City, Iowa.

April 30, 2011 Spc. Preston J. Dennis, 23, of Redding, Calif.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 364-11
April 30, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Preston J. Dennis, 23, of Redding, Calif., died April 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

April 30, 2011 Pfc. Jonathan M. Villanueva, 19, of Jacksonville, Fla.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 363-11
April 30, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. Jonathan M. Villanueva, 19, of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 27, in Wardak province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.    

April 30, 2011 Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 362-11
April 30, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis., died April 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. 

April 29, 2011 Lance Cpl. Ronald D. Freeman, 25, of Plant City, Fla.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 361-11
April 29, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Lance Cpl. Ronald D. Freeman, 25, of Plant City, Fla., died April 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 29, 2011 Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash

Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala

Maj. David L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Mass

Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla.

Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn

Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn.

Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, 35, of Hockley, Texas

 Capt. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 360-11
April 29, 2011

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of eight airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            They died April 27, at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from gunfire.  The incident is under investigation.  Killed were:

            Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash.  He was assigned to the 460th Space Communications Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.  For more information media may contact the Air Force Academy public affairs office at 719-333-7731.

            Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala.  He was assigned to the 99th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.  For more information media may contact the 502nd Air Base Wing public affairs office at 210-652-4410.

            Maj. David L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Mass.  He was assigned to the 11th Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  For more information media may contact the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson public affairs office at 907-552-2341.

            Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla.  She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Joint Base Andrews, Md.  For more information media may contact the Air Force Office of Special Investigations public affairs office at 571-305-8010.

            Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn.  He was assigned to the 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  For more information media may contact the Luke Air Force Base public affairs office at 623-856-6011.

            Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn.  He was assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.  For more information media may contact the Headquarters Air Combat Command public affairs office at 757-764-5007.

            Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, 35, of Hockley, Texas.  He was assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.  For more information media may contact the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base public affairs office at 520-228-3406.

            Capt. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va.  He was assigned to the 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.  For more information media may contact the 24th Air Force public affairs office at 210-977-5796.

April 28, 2011 Cpl. Adam D. Jones, 29, of Germantown, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 354-11
April 28, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Adam D. Jones, 29, of Germantown, Ohio, died April 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 27, 2011 Lance Cpl. Joe M. Jackson, 22, of White Swan, Wash.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 353-11
April 27, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Joe M. Jackson, 22, of White Swan, Wash., died April 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

April 26, 2011 Capt. Joshua M. McClimans, 30, of Akron, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 350-11
April 26, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Capt. Joshua M. McClimans, 30, of Akron, Ohio, died April 22 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.  He was assigned to the 848th Forward Surgical Team, U.S. Army Reserve, Twinsburg, Ohio.

April 26, 2011 Sgt. David P. Day, 26, of Gaylord, Mich. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 349-11
April 26, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. David P. Day, 26, of Gaylord, Mich., died April 24 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 26, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes, 41, of Newark, Ohio IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 348-11
April 26, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes, 41, of Newark, Ohio, died April 24 of a non-combat incident, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.

April 25, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin F. Bitner, 37, of Greencastle, Pa. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 345-11
April 25, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin F. Bitner, 37, of Greencastle, Pa., died April 23 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

April 25, 2011 Sgt. Sean T. Callahan, 23, of Warrenton, Va.

Lance Cpl. Dominic J. Ciaramitaro, 19, of South Lyon, Mich.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 344-11
April 25, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  The following Marines died April 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

            Sgt. Sean T. Callahan, 23, of Warrenton, Va.

            Lance Cpl. Dominic J. Ciaramitaro, 19, of South Lyon, Mich.

            Callahan and Ciaramitaro were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

April 25, 2011 Chief Warrant Officer, Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of  Hendersonville, N.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 342-11
April 25, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Chief Warrant Officer, Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of  Hendersonville, N.C. died April 23 in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his helicopter went down due to an undetermined cause.  This accident is under investigation.  He was assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

April 24, 2011   Staff Sgt. James, A. Justice, 32, of Grimes, Iowa IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 338-11
April 24, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. James, A. Justice, 32, of Grimes, Iowa died April 23 at Kapisa province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st  Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Le Mars, Iowa.

April 24, 2011 1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, N.J.; and

Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, of Rio Rancho, N.M.
 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 337-11
April 24, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.   They died of wounds suffered April 22, in Numaniyah, Iraq when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.  Killed were:

            1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, N.J.; and

            Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

April 24, 2011 Sgt. John P. Castro, 25, of  Andrews, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 336-11
April 24, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

          The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. John P. Castro, 25, of  Andrews, Texas died April 22 at Paktika province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. He was assigned to1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
April 21, 2011 Spc. Sonny J. Moses, 22, of Koror, Palau IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 330-11
April 21, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Sonny J. Moses, 22, of Koror, Palau, died April 18 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered as a result of a grenade attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 16.  He was assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
April 20, 2011  Pfc. John F. Kihm, 19, of Philadelphia, Pa. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 324-11
April 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. John F. Kihm, 19, of Philadelphia, Pa., died April 19 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
April 20, 2011 Petty Officer 3rd Class Micah Aaron Hill, 27, of Ralston, Neb. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 318-11
April 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation New Dawn.  Petty Officer 3rd Class Micah Aaron Hill, 27, of Ralston, Neb., died April 19 as a result of a non-combat related incident.  Hill was assigned to the USS Enterprise as a machinist's mate.  Enterprise is currently deployed to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting operations in support of Operation New Dawn.
April 19, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins, 36, of Sandusky, Ohio;

Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor, 39, of Columbus, Ga.;

Sgt. Linda L. Pierre, 28, Immokalee, Fla.; and

Spc. Joseph B. Cemper, 21, Warrensburg, Mo. 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 315-11
April 19, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
           The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 16, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an Afghan National Army soldier attacked them with multiple grenades. Killed were:

           Capt. Charles E. Ridgley Jr., 40, of Baltimore, Md.  He was assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska; also,

           Sgt. 1st Class Charles L. Adkins, 36, of Sandusky, Ohio;

           Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor, 39, of Columbus, Ga.;

           Sgt. Linda L. Pierre, 28, Immokalee, Fla.; and

           Spc. Joseph B. Cemper, 21, Warrensburg, Mo.  They were assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
April 19, 2011 Spc. Paul J. Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wis.;

Spc. Charles J. Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas; and

Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas.
 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 314-11
April 19, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties
              The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died of wounds suffered April 16, in Nimroz province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.  Killed were:

              Spc. Paul J. Atim, 27, of Green Bay, Wis.;

              Spc. Charles J. Wren, 25, of Beeville, Texas; and

              Pfc. Joel A. Ramirez, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas.
April 16, 2011 Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy, 25, of St. Paul, Minn IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 309-11
April 16, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy, 25, of St. Paul, Minn. died April 15, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky
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April 14, 2011 Spc. Donald L. Nichols, 21, of Shell Rock, Iowa IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 302-11
April 14, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Donald L. Nichols, 21, of Shell Rock, Iowa, died April 13, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, Waterloo, Iowa.
April 13, 2011 Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, of Fort Thomas, Ky. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 298-11
April 13, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, of Fort Thomas, Ky., died April 10 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade in Wardak province, Afghanistan, April 8. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.
April 12, 2011   Spc. Brent M. Maher, 31, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 296-11
April 12, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Brent M. Maher, 31, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died April 11 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard, Shenandoah, Iowa.
April 11, 2011 Sgt. Jose M. Caraballo Pietri, 32, of Yauco, Puerto Rico IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 292-11
April 11, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Jose M. Caraballo Pietri, 32, of Yauco, Puerto Rico, died April 10 in Badghis province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany.
April 9, 2011  Spc. Keith T. Buzinski, 26, of Daytona Beach, Fla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 290-11
April 09, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Keith T. Buzinski, 26, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died April 7 in Logar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
April 8, 2011 Staff Sgt. Jason A. Rogers, 28, of Brandon, Miss. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 289-11
April 08, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jason A. Rogers, 28, of Brandon, Miss., died April 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
April 8, 2011 Seaman Benjamin D. Rast, 23, of Niles, Mich. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 285-11
April 08, 2011
DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Seaman Benjamin D. Rast, 23, of Niles, Mich., died April 6 while conducting a dismounted patrol northeast of Patrol Base Alcatraz, Helmand province, Afghanistan.  Rast was assigned as a hospitalman to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.  Rast was stationed at Naval Medical Center, Expeditionary Medical Force Detachment, San Diego, Calif.  The incident is under investigation.
April 7, 2011 Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith, 26, of Arlington, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 283-11
April 07, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith, 26, of Arlington, Texas, died April 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Houston, Texas. This incident is under investigation.
 
Two Dead in F/A-18F Crash Near Lemoore
Story Number: NNS110406-28 Release Date: 4/6/2011 9:46:00 PM    
 

LEMOORE, Calif. (NNS) -- Two aircrew were killed when their F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft crashed in a field near Naval Air Station Lemoore at 12:08 p.m, April 6.

They were assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, based at NAS Lemoore, Calif.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and shipmates of the aircrew," said Capt. James Knapp, commanding officer, Naval Air Station Lemoore. "An investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the mishap."

The aircrew was conducting routine flight training at the time of the mishap.

The incident occurred approximately one-half mile west of the installation's property line on private farm land located in Fresno County.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

Identities of the deceased will not be released until after notification of their next of kin.

For more news, visit www.navy.mil.

   
April 5, 2011 Sgt. Scott H. Burgess, 32, of Franklin, Texas. 

Sgt. Michael S. Lammerts, 26, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 274-11
April 05, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties
                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died April 4 of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Faryab province, Afghanistan.  The incident is under investigation.  Killed were: 

                Sgt. Scott H. Burgess, 32, of Franklin, Texas. 

                Sgt. Michael S. Lammerts, 26, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 

                They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany. 
April 5, 2011   1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 269-11
April 05, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, died April 3 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.  He was assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
April 4, 2011 Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, of Santa Clara, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 268-11
April 04, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, of Santa Clara, Calif., died April 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.  This incident is under investigation.
April 1, 2011 Spc. Dennis C. Poulin, 26, of Cumberland, R.I. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 256-11
April 01, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Dennis C. Poulin, 26, of Cumberland, R.I., died March 31 in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on March 28 in Konar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Mass.
March 31, 2011   Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, of Griffin, Ga. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 261-11
March 31, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, of Griffin, Ga., died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Konar province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
March 31, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Hialeah, Fla.

Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski III, 26, of Moosup, Conn.

Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog, 23, of Pleasanton, Calif.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 260-11
March 31, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire in Konar province, Afghanistan.  Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Hialeah, Fla.;

            Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski III, 26, of Moosup, Conn.; and

            Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog, 23, of Pleasanton, Calif.

            They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
March 30, 2011 Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, 29, of Cleburne, Texas.

Pfc. Dustin J. Feldhaus, 20, of Glendale, Ariz.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 257-11
March 30, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died March 29 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire in Konar province.  Killed were:

                 Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, 29, of Cleburne, Texas.

                 Pfc. Dustin J. Feldhaus, 20, of Glendale, Ariz.

                 They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
March 27, 2011  Spc. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 244-11
March 27, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis., died March 26 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Wausau, Wis.
March 24, 2011 Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Pfc. Michael C. Mahr, 26, of Homosassa, Fla.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 237-11
March 24, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
                The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 22, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device, rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.  Killed were:

                Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio.

                Pfc. Michael C. Mahr, 26, of Homosassa, Fla.

They were assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.
March 23, 2011 Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent A. Filpi III, 41, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 236-11
March 23, 2011
DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent A. Filpi III, 41, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died as a result of a non-combat related incident.  Filpi was assigned to USS Enterprise as an aviation ordnanceman.  Enterprise is currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
March 22, 2011 Master Sgt. Jamal H. Bowers, 41, of Raleigh, N.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 232-11
March 22, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Master Sgt. Jamal H. Bowers, 41, of Raleigh, N.C., died March 18 at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 6th Battalion, 4th Military Information Support Group, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
March 21, 2011  Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, 25, of Westminster, Md. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 227-11
March 21, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, 25, of Westminster, Md., died March 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
March 21, 2011 Staff Sgt. Mecolus C. McDaniel, 33, of Fort Hood, Texas IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 225-11
March 21, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Mecolus C. McDaniel, 33, of Fort Hood, Texas, died March 19 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
March 20, 2011 Cpl. Donald R. Mickler Jr., 29, of Bucyrus, Ohio

Pfc. Rudy A. Acosta, 19, of Canyon Country, Calif. 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 223-11
March 20, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died March 19 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were allegedly shot with small arms fire by an individual from a military security group.  The incident is under investigation.  They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.  Killed were: 

                Cpl. Donald R. Mickler Jr., 29, of Bucyrus, Ohio; and 

                Pfc. Rudy A. Acosta, 19, of Canyon Country, Calif. 
March 18, 2011 Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Meis, 20, of Bennett, Colo. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 218-11
March 18, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Meis, 20, of Bennett, Colo., died March 17 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
March 17, 2011 Senior Airmen Michael J. Hinkle II, 24, of Corona, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 217-11
March 17, 2011
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation New Dawn.  Senior Airmen Michael J. Hinkle II, 24, of Corona, Calif., died March 16 due to a non-combat related incident in Southwest Asia.  He was assigned to the 28th Communications Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. 
March 17, 2011  Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins, 31, of Lawton, Okla. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 216-11
March 17, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins, 31, of Lawton, Okla., died March 16 in Logar province, Afghanistan,of injuries sustained on March 15, when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.  He was assigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. 
March 15, 2011 Pfc. Arturo E. Rodriguez, 19, of Bellflower, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 208-11
March 15, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Arturo E. Rodriguez, 19, of Bellflower, Calif., died March, 12 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
March 14, 2011 Cpl. Ian M. Muller, 22, of Danville, Vt. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 204-11
March 14, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Cpl. Ian M. Muller, 22, of Danville, Vt., died March 11 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
March 14, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Daehan Park, 36, of Watertown, Conn. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 203-11
March 14, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Daehan Park, 36, of Watertown, Conn. died March 12, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
March 13, 2011 Pfc. Andrew M. Harper, 19, of Maidsville, W. Va. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 201-11
March 13, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Andrew M. Harper, 19, of Maidsville, W. Va., died March 11, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
March 11, 2011 Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood, 27, of Alameda, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 200-11
March 11, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood, 27, of Alameda, Calif., died March 10 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim, Germany.

March 10, 2011  Cpl. Loren M. Buffalo, 20, of Mountain Pine, Ark. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 195-11
March 10, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Loren M. Buffalo, 20, of Mountain Pine, Ark., died March 9 in Kandahar province of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
March 10, 2011 Spc. Andrew P. Wade, 22, of Antioch, Ill. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 193-11
March 10, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Andrew P. Wade, 22, of Antioch, Ill., died March 9 in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
March 9, 2011 Pfc. Kalin C. Johnson, 19, of Lexington, S.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 190-11
March 09, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Pfc. Kalin C. Johnson, 19, of Lexington, S.C., died March 8 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
March 7, 2011 Staff Sgt. Mark C. Wells, 31, of San Jose, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 183-11
March 07, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Mark C. Wells, 31, of San Jose, Calif., died March 5 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
March 7, 2011 Cpl. Jordan R. Stanton, 20, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 182-11
March 07, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Jordan R. Stanton, 20, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., died March 4 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
March 4, 2011  Spc. Jason M. Weaver, 22, of Anaheim, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 180-11
March 04, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Jason M. Weaver, 22, of Anaheim, Calif., died March 3 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
March 3, 2011 Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of Williamston, S.C. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 173-11
March 03, 2011
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of Williamston, S.C., died as a result of the March 2 shooting at Frankfurt Airport, Germany.  He was assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
March 2, 2011 Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays, 25, of Cookville, Texas.

Spc. Christopher G. Stark, 22, of Monett, Mo.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 167-11
March 02, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Feb. 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays, 25, of Cookville, Texas.

            Spc. Christopher G. Stark, 22, of Monett, Mo.

            They were assigned to the 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 20th Support Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
March 2, 2011 Spc. Rudolph R. Hizon 22, of Los Angeles, Calif. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 165-11
March 02, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Spc. Rudolph R. Hizon 22, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Feb. 28, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

March 1, 2011 Pfc. David R. Fahey Jr., 23, of Norwalk, Conn. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 163-11
March 01, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. David R. Fahey Jr., 23, of Norwalk, Conn., died Feb. 28, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
March 1, 2011 Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 162-11
March 01, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 27, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
March 1, 2011 Spc. Brian Tabada, 21, of Las Vegas, Nev. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 161-11
March 01, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Brian Tabada, 21, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Feb. 27, in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Feb 28, 2011 Spc. Andrew C. Wilfahrt, 31, of Rosemount, Minn IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 159-11
February 28, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Andrew C. Wilfahrt, 31, of Rosemount, Minn., died Feb. 27, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Feb 25, 2011 Staff Sgt. Jerome Firtamag, 29, of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 156-11
February 25, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Jerome Firtamag, 29, of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, was medically evacuated from Kandahar, Afghanistan, to the United States on Dec. 1, 2010, for treatment of a non-combat related illness.  He died Feb. 24 in Pembroke, Ky.  Firtamag was assigned to the 96th Combat Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Feb 24, 2011 Cpl. Johnathan W. Taylor, 23, of Homosassa, Fla

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 152-11
February 24, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Johnathan W. Taylor, 23, of Homosassa, Fla., died Feb. 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Feb 22, 2011 Sgt. Robert C. Sisson Jr., 29, of Aliquippa, Pa.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 146-11
February 22, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Robert C. Sisson Jr., 29, of Aliquippa, Pa., died Feb. 21 in Kandahar district, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.  

Feb 22, 2011 1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo, 24, of Waukesha, Wis.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 147-11
February 22, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo, 24, of Waukesha, Wis., died Feb. 20 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. 

Feb 22, 2011 Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, of Columbia, Tenn.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 145-11
February 22, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, of Columbia, Tenn., died Feb. 19 of wounds received Feb. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Feb 20, 2011  Staff Sgt. Bradley C. Hart, 25, of Perrysburg, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 141-11
February 20, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Bradley C. Hart, 25, of Perrysburg, Ohio died February 17 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa, of injuries sustained in a non combat incident.  He was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.   For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005.

03/2011 Jordan Chase, 19, of Lewiston, Maine

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of former U.S. Army Cadet Jordan Chase, 19, of Lewiston, Maine.  Private Chase died February 20th, while in U.S. Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  Private Chase served with the Army Cadets of Maine and attended Basic Cadet Training at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia during the summer of 2008.

An internal release can be found at this link.  A detailed report, from the Fort Jackson Leader, can be found at this link

According to Fort Jackson officials, Private Chase would have graduated from Basic Combat Training on March 17th.

Respectfully,


JOSEPH M. LAND, SR.
COL, GS, USAC
Chief of Staff
Headquarters, U.S. Army Cadet Corps
Feb 18, 2011  Sgt. Matthew J. Deyoung, 26, of Talent, Ore

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 138-11
February 18, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Matthew J. Deyoung, 26, of Talent, Ore., died Feb. 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Feb 18, 2011 Airman 1st Class Christoffer P. Johnson, 20, of Clarksville, Tenn.

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 140-11
February 18, 2011

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation New Dawn. Airman 1st Class Christoffer P. Johnson, 20, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Feb. 17 due to a non-combat related incident in Southwest Asia.  He was assigned to the 423rd Security Forces Squadron, Royal Air Force Alconbury, England.  For more information media may contact the Royal Air Force Alconbury public affairs office at 44-148-082-3150.

Feb 18, 2011  Spc. Jonathan A. Pilgeram, 22, of Great Falls, Mont.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 137-11
February 18, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Jonathan A. Pilgeram, 22, of Great Falls, Mont., died Feb. 17 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Feb 10, 2011   Spc. Nathan B. Carse, 32, of Harrod, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 110-11
February 10, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Nathan B. Carse, 32, of Harrod, Ohio, died Feb. 8 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Feb 9, 20111 Sgt. Patrick R. Carroll, 25, of Norwalk, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 108-11
February 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Sgt. Patrick R. Carroll, 25, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Feb. 7 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Feb 8, 2011  Lance Cpl. Aaron M. Swanson, 21, of Jamestown, N.Y

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 105-11
February 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Aaron M. Swanson, 21, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Feb. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Buffalo, N.Y.

Feb7, 2011  Cpl. Lucas T. Pyeatt, 24, of West Chester, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 102-11
February 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Lucas T. Pyeatt, 24, of West Chester, Ohio, died Feb. 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

Feb 1, 2011 Spc. Omar Soltero, 28, of San Antonio, Texas

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 087-11
February 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Spc. Omar Soltero, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, died Jan. 31 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

Feb 1, 2011 Spc. Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett, Colo

Spc. Shawn A. Muhr, 26, of Coon Rapids, Iowa.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 084-11
February 01, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Jan. 29 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.  Killed were:

            Spc. Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett, Colo.; and

            Spc. Shawn A. Muhr, 26, of Coon Rapids, Iowa.

Jan 31, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz Jr., 30, of Prince William, Va.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 081-11
January 31, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz Jr., 30, of Prince William, Va., died Jan. 28 in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Jan 27, 2011  Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams, 36, of Juneau, Alaska

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 074-11
January 27, 2011

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

  The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Jan. 25 due to a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 4th Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

Jan 21, 2011 Pfc. Amy R. Sinkler, 23, of Chadbourn, N.C.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 063-11
January 21, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. Amy R. Sinkler, 23, of Chadbourn, N.C., died Jan. 20 in Baghlan province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked her unit with a rocket propelled grenade.  She was assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Jan 21, 2011 Sgt. Jason G. Amores, 29, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 060-11
January 21, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. Jason G. Amores, 29, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Jan. 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Jan 21, 2011  Petty Officer Dominique Cruz, 26, of Panama City, Fla.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 061-11
January 21, 2011

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Petty Officer Dominique Cruz, 26, of Panama City, Fla., was found during search and rescue operations Jan. 19 in the Gulf of Oman after being reported missing Jan. 18.  Cruz was assigned as an Operations Specialist to the USS Halsey homeported in San Diego, Calif.  Halsey is currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations.

Jan 20, 2011 Spc. Joshua T. Lancaster, 22, of Millbrook, Ala.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 054-11
January 20, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Spc. Joshua T. Lancaster, 22, of Millbrook, Ala., died Jan. 19, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked the Kandahar airfield with indirect fire.  He was assigned to the 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Jan 18, 2011 Cpl. Joseph C. Whitehead, 22, of Axis, Ala. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 046-11
January 18, 2011
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Cpl. Joseph C. Whitehead, 22, of Axis, Ala., died Jan. 17 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Jan 17, 2011  Pfc. Zachary S. Salmon, 21, of Harrison, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 040-11
January 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. Zachary S. Salmon, 21, of Harrison, Ohio, died Jan. 12 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Jan 16, 2011 Maj. Evan J. Mooldyk, 47, of Ranch Murieto, Calif.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 039-11
January 16, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Maj. Evan J. Mooldyk, 47, of Ranch Murieto, Calif., died Jan. 12 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 19th Sustainment Command, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, La. 

Jan 15, 2010 Sgt. Zainah C. Creamer, 28, of Texarkana, Texas

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 038-11
January 15, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Zainah C. Creamer, 28, of Texarkana, Texas, died Jan. 12, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit with an improvised explosive device.  She was assigned to the 212th Military Police Detachment, Headquaters Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Jan 13, 2011 Sgt. Omar Aceves, 30, of El Paso, Texas.

Spc. Jarrid L. King, 20, of Erie, Pa.

Pfc. Benjamin G. Moore, 23, of Robbinsville, N.J.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 034-11
January 13, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Jan. 12, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  Killed were:

             Sgt. Omar Aceves, 30, of El Paso, Texas.

             Spc. Jarrid L. King, 20, of Erie, Pa.

             Pfc. Benjamin G. Moore, 23, of Robbinsville, N.J.

             They were assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Jan 10, 2011 Pfc. Robert J. Near, 21, of Nampa, Idaho

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 026-11
January 10, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Pfc. Robert J. Near, 21, of Nampa, Idaho, died Jan. 7 at Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 86th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Jan 9, 2011 Spc. Ethan C. Hardin, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark., and

Pfc. Ira B. Laningham, IV, 22, of Zapata, Texas.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 023-11
January 09, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties

             The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Jan. 7 of wounds suffered at Logar Province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. Killed were:

             Spc. Ethan C. Hardin, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark., and

             Pfc. Ira B. Laningham, IV, 22, of Zapata, Texas.

Jan 8, 2011 Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Pharris, 48, of Seymour, Mo. 

Spc. Christian J. Romig, 24, of Kenner, La. 

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 021-11
January 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

             The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died January 5 of wounds suffered at Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device.  Killed were:

            Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Pharris, 48, of Seymour, Mo.  He was assigned to the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team IV, Jefferson City, Mo.

            Spc. Christian J. Romig, 24, of Kenner, La.  He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

             For more information on Sgt 1st Class Pharris, the media may contact the Missouri National Guard public affairs office at 573-638-9846.

             For more information on Spc. Romig, the media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270-798-9966.

Jan 8, 2011 Lance Cpl. Joseph R. Giese, 24, of Winder, Ga.,

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 020-11
January 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

               The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Lance Cpl. Joseph R. Giese, 24, of Winder, Ga., died Jan. 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Jan 6, 2011 Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton, 26, of Wichita, Kan

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 016
January 06, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton, 26, of Wichita, Kan., died Jan. 5, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

Jan 3, 2011 Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, 21, of Columbus, Ohio

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 004-11
January 03, 2011

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 2 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 Jan 3, 2011  Lance Cpl. Maung P. Htaik, 20, of Hagerstown, Md. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 003-11
January 03, 2011
 
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Maung P. Htaik, 20, of Hagerstown, Md., died Jan. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

* Status  is ASSUMED to be Killed in Action, body not recovered.

 

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