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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 795-12
October 03, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C. 

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, N.C.; 

            Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison, 23, of Maysville, N.C. and

            Sgt. Donna R. Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C. 

            For more information, media may contact the North Carolina Army National Guard public affairs office in Raleigh, N.C., at 919-612-9712.

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