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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 775-11
September 11, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Sept. 9 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279 Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard, Tulsa, Okla.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower, 26, of Lamar, Okla.,

            Spc. Christopher D. Horton, 26, of Collinsville, Okla., and

            Pfc. Tony J. Potter Jr., 20, of Okmulgee, Okla.

            For more information, the media may contact the Oklahoma National Guard public affairs office in Oklahoma City, Okla., at 918-381-1173.