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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 725-12
September 04, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Sept. 1, in Batur Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire.  

            Killed were: 

            Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, of Mesquite, Texas, assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Torii Station, Japan; and 

            Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, 28, of Petersburg, Va., assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command (CBRNE), Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            For more information regarding Border please contact the Special Forces Command public affairs office at 910-432-6005 or 910-689-6187. 

            For more information regarding Schmidt please contact the 20th Support Command CBRNE public affairs office at 443-910-5799 or 410-436-9533.

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