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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 544-09
July 23, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died July 22 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 4th Engineer Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

                Killed were:

 

                Sgt. Joshua J. Rimer, 24, of Rochester, Pa.; and

 

                Spc. Randy L.J. Neff, Jr., 22, of Blackfoot, Idaho.

 

                For more information on these soldiers, media may contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-4143; after hours (719) 526-5500.

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