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Friday, July 18, 2008

DoD Identifies Marine, Army Casualties

No. 615-08 July 18, 2008
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
1st Lt. Jason D. Mann, 29, of Woodlynne, N.J., died July 17th from a non-hostile incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact II MEF public affairs office at (910) 451-7200.

No. 616-08 July 18, 2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Willington M. Rhoads, 23, of Las Vegas, Nev., died July 16th in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact the Southern European Task Force public affairs office at 011-49-162-297-6685, or after hours at 011-49-(0) 6221-57-4906.

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