No. 174-09 March 17, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 15th as a result of injuries sustained in Kot, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.
Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta, 23, of Midlothian, Ill
Spc. Robert M. Weinger, 24, of Round Lake Beach, Ill
Spc. Norman L. Cain III, 22, of Oregon, Ill
Cain died at the scene of the incident in Kot; Abeyta and Weinger were transported to Jalabad, Afghanistan, where they later died.
For more information related to this release, media may contact the Illinois National Guard public affairs office at (217) 761-3569.
No. 172-09 March 17, 2009
DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Timothy L. Bowles, 24, of Tucson, Ariz., died March 15th near Kot, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
For further information related to this release, please contact the Elmendorf Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at (907) 552-8152.
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