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Release No: 363-09
May 27, 2009

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died May 26 near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.


                Killed were:


                Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton II, 39, of Houston.  He was assigned to the Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


                Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman, 21, of Indianapolis.  She was assigned to the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.


                For further information on Stratton, please contact the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office at (703) 695-0640.


                For further information on Goodman, please contact the Pope Air Force Base Public Affairs office at (910) 394-4183.


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