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Really need to get them out of Afganistan

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  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
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    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Theodore M. Glende, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., died July 27, in Kharwar, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

    Glende was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
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    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


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

    They died July 28 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy, small arms fire. These soldiers were assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, N.Y.

    Killed were:

    Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle, 38, of Lebanon, Ohio, and

    Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28, of La Verne, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, 25, of Turlock, Calif., died July 27, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan.

    Pleitez was assigned to 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, Van Nuys, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualties


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

    They died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan.

    Killed were:

    Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, of Palm Bay, Fla. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; also,

    Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, of Holland, Mich. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


    quote:Decorated MARSOC gunnies killed in Afghanistan

    Two elite special operations Marines were killed in combat Sunday in northwestern Afghanistan.

    Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, of Holland, Mich., and Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, of Palm Bay, Fla., died during a morning patrol in Badghis province, a Marine official told Marine Corps Times on Monday.

    Both were critical skills operators assigned to Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. Price belonged to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion out Camp Pendleton, Calif. Gifford was from 2nd MSOB out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Although they came from separate commands within MARSOC, Price and Gifford were assigned to the same special operations task force in Afghanistan, the Marine official said.

    A Purple Heart recipient, Price experienced ample combat over the last several years. He deployed three times each in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a Marine Corps news release.

    On Nov. 10, the Marine Corps' birthday, Price was awarded a Bronze Star with "V" device for his actions during a 2009, battle in Afghanistan's Farah province. When the remote weapon on his vehicle was destroyed, he climbed on top to man its MK19 grenade launcher, according to his medal citation. As enemy rounds whipped by, Price stayed put - holding his position for four hours and killing "numerous" insurgents in the process.

    Price enlisted in 2003 and attended the Marine Corps' Basic Reconnaissance Course a year later, according to the Marine Corps' news release. He was a member of Camp Pendleton's 1st Recon Battalion before joining MAROC in 2008.

    Gifford was just shy of 15 years in the service. A member of the Corps' force reconnaissance community prior to joining MARSOC, he also completed multiple combat deployments and earned a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat "V," the Marine official said.

    It's not immediately clear how Price and Gifford died. Parts of Badghis province, which borders Turkmenistan, have been marked by violence for the past several years, according to a report published late last year by the Naval Postgraduate School.

    Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, also a member of 2nd MSOB, was shot and killed during a house sweep in Badghis province only one week ago. He was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died July 26 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. These soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

    Killed were:

    1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, of Redding, Calif., and

    Sgt. John E. Hansen, 41, of Austin, Texas


    Been a bad day.
  • Horney toadHorney toad Member Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    quote:DOD Identifies Navy Casualties



    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two sailors who died in a helicopter crash July 19 in Oman.

    Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Sean P. Sullivan, 40, of St. Louis, Mo., and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Second Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, of West Monroe, La., were declared deceased following an extensive search of the wreckage and the surrounding areas of the crash.



    Friends of friends.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22, of Covina, Calif., died Aug. 1, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Kyle B. McClain, 25, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Aug. 1, in Salim Aka, Afghanistan. McClain was assigned to 1433rd Engineer Company, 507th Engineer Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, Kalamazoo, Mich
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


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

    They died Aug. 1, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. These soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

    Killed were:

    1st Lt. Todd W. Lambka, 25, of Fraser, Mich., and

    Pfc. Jesus J. Lopez, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


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

    They died Aug. 2, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. These Soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Killed were:

    1st Sgt. Russell R. Bell, 37, of Tyler, Texas, and

    Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Sitton, 26, of Largo, Fla.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Cpl. Daniel L. Linnabary II, 23, of Hubert, N.C., died Aug. 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Navy Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Clayton R. Beauchamp, of Weatherford, Texas, died Aug. 7 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Shaban District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Ethan J. Martin, 22, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Aug. 7 in Korahappy, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered enemy small-arms fire.

    Martin was assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Maj. Walter D. Gray, 38, of Conyers, Ga., died Aug. 8 from injuries suffered during a suicide bomb attack in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

    Gray was assigned to the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Carson, Colo.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Who can they trust. To get a Command Sgt Maj is not good.


    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Aug. 8, in Sarkowi, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an insurgent who detonated a suicide vest. These soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

    Killed were:

    Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, 35, of West Point, N.Y., and

    Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, 45, of Laramie, Wyo.
  • pwilliepwillie Member Posts: 20,227 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Look at the ages of these soldiers....[:(]
  • blogdog37blogdog37 Member Posts: 372 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I prepared for Korea in the 1950's, I never had to worry about some one I was stationed with shooting me, until I got to France and the Algerian war broke out, most of the Vichy French Nazi French from WW#11 we had to fight in the middle east came back to France from Algeria and fought for independence for Algeria, DeGalle took over the Government as a dictator, kicked the American Military out of France, then negotiated a deal to make Algerians French citizens, France today is stuck with 35 million Moslems
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Master Sgt. Gregory R. Trent, 38, of Norton, Mass., died Aug. 8 in Bethesda, Md., from wounds suffered July 31 in Baktabad, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

    Trent was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualties


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

    They died Aug. 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. These Marines were assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

    Killed were:

    Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian, 29, of Los Altos Hills, Calif.,

    Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke, 31, of Herndon, Va., and

    Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote, 27, of El Dorado, Calif.

    This incident is under investigation.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Andrew J. Keller, 22, of Tigard, Ore., died Aug. 15, in Charkh, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote: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. Holman, 39, of Evans City, Penn., died Aug. 15, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device.

    Holman was assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Michael R. Demarsico II, of North Adams, Mass., died Aug. 16 in Panjwa'l, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised device. Demarsico was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. James A. Justice, 21, of Grover, N.C., died Aug. 17 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany from injuries suffered on Aug. 14 from enemy small-arms fire in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Justice was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:[DOD Identifies Marine and Navy Casualties


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

    They died Aug. 17 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Killed were:

    Staff Sgt. Gregory T. Copes, 36, of Lynch Station, Va., and

    Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Darrel L. Enos, 36, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

    This incident is under investigation.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army and Navy Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven service members who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Aug. 16 in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

    Killed were:

    Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii;

    Chief Warrant Officer Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii;

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, of Des Moines, Wash., assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal mobile unit in San Diego;

    Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md., assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit;

    Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif., assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii;

    Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and

    Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich., assigned to a West Coast-based naval Special warfare unit.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    If you notice there is a lot recently that say Under Investigation Well here is why. It was just on the news tonight.

    quote:A recent spate of deadly attacks by Afghan forces on U.S. troops has prompted the U.S. military in Afghanistan to change its policy on arming its members, ordering that service members now be armed at all times, inside and outside their bases.

    In the most recent "green on blue" attack, an Afghan policeman turned his weapon on U.S. troops Friday, killing two soldiers.

    This is just the latest in a deadly two-week span for U.S. forces, ABC's Muhammad Lila reports. Nineteen U.S. troops and one aid worker have been killed in Taliban attacks in the past two weeks, nine of them shot to death in cold blood by rogue Afghan soldiers or policemen.

    The number of "green on blue" attacks this year already exceeds the total for last year. Since the beginning of 2012, there have been 31 attacks resulting in 39 deaths, far more than last year's 21 total attacks.

    U.S. military and Afghan police will continue to work side by side as control of the country exchanges hands. In order to counter recent attacks, U.S. military leadership has altered its previous policy on when and where troops should be armed.

    A senior U.S. military officer at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul told ABC's Martha Raddatz forces throughout Afghanistan are now required to carry a loaded magazine in their personal weapon.

    "Before, we usually did that only when we went out the gate," the official told Raddatz. "[Now] it applies everywhere. I am sitting in my office with a mag in my pistol. A round is not chambered, but I am ready to go at a moment's notice."

    The "green on blue" attacks might be shaking the trust between Afghan and ISAF partners in Afghanistan.

    Earlier this year, Gen. John Allen, commander of all NATO troops in Afghanistan, counseled young Marines on how to react after these types of attacks.

    "This is the time for professionalism," Allen said. "This is the time for trust and confidence, and this is not the time for revenge."

    Marines on the ground told Raddatz earlier this year that they trust their Afghan partners, but the attacks have gotten worse since then.

    The Taliban often claim responsibility for the attacks, and a recent Taliban-produced video showed an Afghan soldier receiving a hero's welcome after killing two U.S. soldiers.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. 1st Class Coater B. Debose, 55, of State Line, Miss., died Aug. 19 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

    Debose was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment, 158th Infantry Brigade, 1st Army Division East, Camp Shelby, Miss.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Another under Investigation.

    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. David V. Williams, 24, of Frederick, Md., died Aug. 18, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The cause of death is under investigation.

    He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. Louis R. Torres, 23, of Oberlin, Ohio, died Aug. 22, in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device, Aug. 6, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

    Torres was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Patricia L. Horne, 20, of Greenwood, Miss., died Aug. 24 in Bagram, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Aug. 27, in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire. They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

    Killed were:

    Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo., and

    Spc. Mabry J. Anders, 21, of Baker City, Ore.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Staff Sgt. Jessica M. Wing, 42, of Alexandria, Va., died Aug. 27, in Kuwait City, Kuwait in a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Bangor, Maine.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Spc. Kyle R. Rookey, 23, of Oswego, N.Y., died Sept. 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Sept. 1, in Batur Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire.

    Killed were:

    Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, of Mesquite, Texas, assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Torii Station, Japan; and

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, 28, of Petersburg, Va., assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command (CBRNE), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lance Cpl. Alec R. Terwiske, 21, of Dubois, Ind., died Sept. 3 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

    The Marine's parent command was Inspector/Instructor Staff, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Fort Knox, Ky.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Pfc. Shane W. Cantu, 20, of Corunna, Mich., died Aug. 28, in Charkh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was hit by shrapnel.

    Cantu was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Sept. 5, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when their aircraft crashed. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Killed were:

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, of Lafayette, Ind., died Sep. 13 in Muqer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Marine Casualties


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

    They died Sept. 15, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

    Killed were:

    Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of Huntingdon, Pa., assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); and

    Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Ind., assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

    This incident is under investigation.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    They died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms fire.

    Killed were:

    Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, of Honolulu, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.,

    Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C., assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.,

    Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, Texas, assigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and

    Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash
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