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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 749-09
September 25, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, 23, of Columbus, Ohio;
 
            Sgt. Edward B. Smith, 30, of Homestead, Fla.; and
 
            Spc. Joseph V. White, 21, of Bellevue, Wash.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147 or after hours at (253) 967-0015 (ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call).