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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 470-08
June 02, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

 

            Killed were:

 

            Spc. James M. Finley, 21, of Lebanon, Mo.

 

            Pfc. Andrew J. Shields, 19, of Battleground, Wash.

 

            For more information media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5816 or 8694, or email: ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil.