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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 577-09
August 03, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 1 in Mushan Village, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their patrol with improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls, 27, of West Lawn, Penn.;
 
            Pfc. Richard K. Jones, 21, of Roxboro, N.C.; and
 
            Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, 19, of Knoxville, Tenn.
 
            For more information related to this release, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143; after hours (719) 526-5500.