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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 903-10
October 04, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Oct. 1 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1221st Engineer Clearance Company, Graniteville, S.C.

            Killed were:

            Staff Sgt. Willie J. Harley Jr., 48, of Aiken, S.C.

            Spc. Luther W. Rabon Jr., 32, of Lexington, S.C.

            For more information, the media may contact the South Carolina National Guard public affairs office at 803-806-4327.

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