Saturday, August 29, 2009

On Ground Updates: Pakistan/Afghanistan - May 04, 2009

No. 664-09 August 29, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died August 28th in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator. Both Soldiers were assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard in Portland.

Killed were:
Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wis
Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19, of Monmouth, Ore

For more information on these Soldiers, media may contact the Oregon Army National Guard, 503-584-3886.

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

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