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Release No: 763-09
October 01, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Sept. 29 in Jolo Island, the Philippines, from the detonation of an improvised-explosive device.  The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.


                Killed were:


                Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Shaw, 37, of Markham, Ill.


                Staff Sgt. Jack M. Martin III, 26, of Bethany, Okla.


                The incident is under investigation.


                For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005; after hours (910) 689-6187, or visit http://news.soc.mil .

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