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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 a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.



    Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, 28, of Seguin, Texas, died Nov. 13, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol in Panjwai, Afghanistan.



    He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DoD Identifies Army Casualty





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



    Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola, 29, of Keller, Texas, died Nov. 17, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol.



    He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty





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



    Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, 19, of Fairhaven, Mass., died Dec. 11, 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.
  • 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 1st Class James L. Smith, 38, of Huffman, Texas, died Dec. 11, in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related incident.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DoD Identifies Army Casualties



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



    They died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. The incident is pending investigation.



    Killed were:



    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla.,



    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and



    Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C.



    They were assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.



    Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.



    Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.



    Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty



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



    Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., died Dec. 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.



    He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty



    DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

    Capt. David I. Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, died Dec. 27, 2013, from wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    He was assigned to the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
  • 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.



    Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2014, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.



    Hess was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.



    The incident is currently 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.

    Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel, Fla., died Jan. 4, 2014, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades.

    Lacey was assigned to 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DOD Identifies Army Casualty



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

    Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Crossville, Tenn., died Jan. 15, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations.

    He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • 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 Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the aircraft they were aboard crashed. The incident is under investigation.



    Killed were:



    Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo., assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.



    Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.
  • 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. Andrew H. Sipple, 22, of Cary, N.C., died Jan. 17, in Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.



    He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, 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.



    Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif., died Jan. 20, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents.



    Balli was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army Europe, Vilseck, Germany.
  • 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. Joshua A. Gray, 21, of Van Lear, Ky., died Feb. 10, in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.



    He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y
  • 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. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.



    He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 21,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    9 killed so far this year with the promise that we will remove combat forces by year end regardless of whether the mission has been fulfilled. Why wait?

    Thanks again, grumpygy.
    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • 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 Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.



    Killed were:



    Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla.



    Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), 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.



    Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    quote:PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -
    The Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday the death of Marine Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36.

    They say he died Feb. 15 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

    There are many heavy hearts in the Paducah community as the news of Torian's death on the battlefields of Afghanistan sinks in.

    The Heartland Worship Center in Paducah was Master Sergeant Torian's home away from home, when he was home on leave from the military.

    He was just there at Christmastime this past year.

    On Saturday, the decorated and highly recognized war hero was fatally injured in a IED attack in Afghanistan. Pastor Don Young says he remembers getting the call from Torian's step-father informing him about his death.


    "Jim called back and he said, "pastor, Aaron didn't make it." Well, to make a long story short, I grieved and everybody that knew Esta [Torian's mother] and her family grieved. This whole church was shook up. This city is shook up."

    Now those who knew him, are sharing their thoughts of the little boy who grew up to become a Marine.

    "He would make a point to come by and say hi and give us a big 'ol hug; and, just tell us about some of the things he remembered in children's church when we were his teachers," said Gail Rothrock of Paducah. "I'm just crushed, there's just no words that can say what this has done. And what he meant to us and his family. He was a wonderful young man. And what an honor and privilege to have known him."

    On Sunday his Heartland Worship Center family honored the Marine with a moment of silence and prayer.

    "I think there's two kinds of people. Those who run into the mess and danger to try to do something about it. And those who run from it," Pastor Nathan Joyce said. "Aaron was the kind to run into it. He loved being a Marine. And he loved what he did.

    Master Sergeant Torian was serving his sixth tour of combat duty, when his military career was cut short there in Afghanistan.

    He leaves behind a wife and three children.


    U.S. Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
  • 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.

    Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52, of North Smithfield, R.I., died Feb. 28, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.

    He was assigned to the 157th Operations Support Squadron, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.
  • 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. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, of Waseca, Minn., died Feb. 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

    He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, 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.



    Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, S.C., died April 1, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.



    He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, 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. Christian J. Chandler, 20, of Trenton, Texas, died April 28 in Baraki Barak District, Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

    He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.
  • 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. Shawn M. Farrell II, 24, of Accord, New York, died April 28, in Nejrab District, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

    He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.
  • 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. Daniela Rojas, 19, of Los Angeles, California, died May 3, in Homburg, Germany, due to a non-combat related illness.



    She was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
  • 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.



    Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside, California, died May 11, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat incident.



    He was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, 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.



    Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R Barreras, 49, of Tucson, Arizona, died May 13, in San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from wounds suffered on May 6, in Harat Province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.



    He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
  • MadjackMadjack Member Posts: 71 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hey guys, recently I was told by a guide that Wounded Warrior Project will no longer deal with anything related to guns, hunting, etch. I thought it was started with this as a baseline, but apparently they went PC? Just FYI.
  • 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. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colorado, died May 28, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained as a result of an aircraft accident. The incident is under investigation.



    He was assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado
  • 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.



    Capt. Jason B. Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, died June 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds received from small-arms. The incident is under investigation.



    He was assigned 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • 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. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.



    He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
  • 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. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, California, died June 9, in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.

    He was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 21,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/us/afghanistan-american-friendly-fire-deaths/

    'The U.S. military has not officially released the name of the five American service members who were killed Monday in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them.'

    I knew both parents of Justin Clouse as they grew up. His parents were family friends and lived about 2 miles north of us and his older brother worked for me for a couple of years. Her parents lived about 2 miles south of us, and I worked for her father one summer.

    I am embarrassed to say that this death is more painful to me than the 2,300+ others. He was killed as insurgents are gaining strength in Iraq, and as we release Taliban commanders in what appears to be preparation to return Afghanistan to the Taliban. Yes, grumpygy, we really do need to get them the hell out of Afghanistan.
    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • MadjackMadjack Member Posts: 71 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    If any of you know how to paste this on that stupid Facebook, you should. It may seem cruel to post names, etc. But the "sheeple" aren't smart enough to put 2 + 2 together. You're going to have to rub their noses in it to have effect.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Don McManus
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/us/afghanistan-american-friendly-fire-deaths/

    'The U.S. military has not officially released the name of the five American service members who were killed Monday in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them.'

    I knew both parents of Justin Clouse as they grew up. His parents were family friends and lived about 2 miles north of us and his older brother worked for me for a couple of years. Her parents lived about 2 miles south of us, and I worked for her father one summer.

    I am embarrassed to say that this death is more painful to me than the 2,300+ others. He was killed as insurgents are gaining strength in Iraq, and as we release Taliban commanders in what appears to be preparation to return Afghanistan to the Taliban. Yes, grumpygy, we really do need to get them the hell out of Afghanistan.



    Just got the Notice.
    quote:DoD Identifies Army Casualties



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

    They died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. The incident is under investigation.

    Killed were:

    Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California;

    Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia;

    Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, Ohio;

    Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, Washington; and

    Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, Illinois.


    Staff Sgt. Studenmund and Staff Sgt. McDonald were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Spc. Helton was assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Cpl. Clouse and Pvt. 2nd Class Toppen were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Madjack
    If any of you know how to paste this on that stupid Facebook, you should. It may seem cruel to post names, etc. But the "sheeple" aren't smart enough to put 2 + 2 together. You're going to have to rub their noses in it to have effect.


    This is not the place for this crap.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:DoD Identifies Marine Casualties




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



    Killed were:



    Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Virginia, died June 20, 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, North Carolina.



    Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, died June 20, 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, North Carolina.



    Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died June 20, 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, North Carolina.
  • 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.

    Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, died June 25 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, California.
  • 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. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from an illness sustained in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.



    He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
  • 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 24, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. These soldiers were assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

    Killed were:

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Neb.; and

    Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, Calif.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Condolence Statement from the Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno for the Loss of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene



    Our thoughts and prayers are with Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene's family, and the families of our soldiers who were injured today in the tragic events that took place in Afghanistan. These soldiers were professionals, committed to the mission. It is their service and sacrifice that define us as an Army.

    Our priority right now is to take care of the families, ensuring they have all the resources they need during this critical time.

    We remain committed to our mission in Afghanistan and will continue to work with our Afghan partners to ensure the safety and security of all coalition soldiers and civilians.


    quote:DoD Identifies Army Casualty




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



    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, 55, of Schenectady, N.Y., died Aug. 5, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.



    He was assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan.
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