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Release No: 771-09
October 05, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 2 in Murcheh, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when they were attacked by a suicide bomber. They were assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.
            Killed were:
            Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver, 32, of Medford, Mass.
            Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr., 26, of Asheboro, N.C.
            The incident is under investigation.
            For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.

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