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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 022-09
January 12, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Jan. 9 in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Jaldak. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.
 
Killed were:
 
Maj. Brian M. Mescall, 33, of Hopkinton, Mass.,
 
Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez, 24, of Hammond, Ind.,
 
Sgt. Jason R. Parsons, 24, of Lenoir, N.C.
 
For more information media may contact the Joint Multinational Readiness Center PAO at 011-49-9472-83-5047.

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