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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 881-10
September 27, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                 They died Sept. 24 of wounds suffered while traveling between Ghanzi and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, when their military vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, U.S. Army, Alaska, Fort Richardson, Alaska. 

                Killed were: 

                Pfc. William B. Dawson, 20, of Tunica, Miss. 

                Pfc. Jaysine P. S. Petree, 19, of Yigo, Guam. 

                For more information, the media may contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at 907-384-1542 or 907-384-2072.