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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 554-08
June 30, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died June 29 in Khosrow-E Sofla, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when their vehicle rolled into a canal. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
Killed were:
 
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey M. Rada Morales, 32, of Naranjito, Puerto Rico.
 
Master Sgt. Shawn E. Simmons, 39, of Ashland, Mass.
 
Sgt. James M. Treber, 24, of Imperial Beach, Calif.
 
The incident is under investigation.
 
For further information, media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005, or visit the following Website: http://news.soc.mil/.
 

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