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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 999-07
August 13, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 12 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle, 31, of Madill, Okla. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr., 27, of Herndon, Va. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Sgt. Charles B. Kitowski III, 31, of Farmers Branch, Texas. He was assigned to the 345th Psychological Operations Company, 2nd Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            For more information on Kettle and Clowers, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005. 
 
            For more information on Kitowski, the media may contact the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-2035; after hours (910) 432-7714 (ask for the public affairs officer).