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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 361-08
April 30, 2008

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Senior Airman Jonathan A. V. Yelner, 24, of Lafayette, Calif., died April 29 near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
 
            For further information related to this release, please contact the Ellsworth Air Force Base public affairs office at (605) 385-5056.

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