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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 454-10
June 02, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                Spc. Jonathan K. Peney, 22, of Marietta, Ga., died June 1 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when he was shot by enemy forces.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

                For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment public affairs office at 706-545-4260 or 706-604-5114.

UPDATE:  June 4, 2010, Spc. Peney was posthumously promoted to Sergeant.

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