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Thursday, October 29, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine, Army Casualties

No. 848-09 October 29, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died October 27th in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Luis M. Gonzalez, 27
, of South Ozone Park, NY
Sgt. Fernando Delarosa, 24, of Alamo, Texas
Sgt. Dale R. Griffin, 29, of Terre Haute, Ind
Sgt. Issac B. Jackson, 27, of Plattsburg, Mo
Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson, 24, of Broussard, La
Spc. Jared D. Stanker, 22, of Evergreen Park, Ill
Pfc. Christopher I. Walz, 25, of Vancouver, Wash

For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at 253- 967-0152, 253- 967-0147 or after hours at 253- 967-0015 (ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call).


No. 847-09 October 29, 2009
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lance Cpl. Cody R. Stanley, 21, of Rosanky, Texas, died October 28th while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
For more information media may contact the 1st Marine Division public affairs office at 760-725-8766.


No. 846-09 October 29, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Brandon K. Steffey, 23, of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., died October 25th in Laghman province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 178th Military Police Detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.
For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at 254-287-9993; after hours 254-291-2591.


No. 843-09 October 28, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Maj. David L. Audo, 35, of Saint Joseph, Ill., died October 27th in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 22nd Military Police Battalion, 6th Military Police Group, Fort Lewis, Wash. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147 or after hours at (253) 967-0015 (ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call).

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