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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 761-12
September 19, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms fire.  

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, of Honolulu, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., 

            Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C., assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga., 

            Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, Texas, assigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and

            Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 

            For more information on Nena, Bedoy and Townsend the media may contact the I Corps public affairs office at 253-477-3048 or after work hours: 253-370-9861. 

            For more information on Nelson the media may contact the Fort Gordon public affairs office at 706-791-6001.