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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 797-08
September 22, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualities

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, 21, of Romeoville, Ill., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Robbins, Ill. 
 
            Capt. Bruce E. Hays, 42, of Cheyenne, Wyo., who was assigned to the Wyoming Joint Forces Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.
 
            1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi, 26, of Newburgh, N.Y., who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga.
 
            Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez, 24, of Chicago, Ill., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill. 
 
            For more information on Harris and Vazquez, media may contact the Illinois National Guard public affairs office at (217) 761-3569.
 
            For more information on Hays, media may contact the Wyoming National Guard public affairs office at (307) 772-5253.
 
            For more information on Naqvi, media may contact the Fort Benning public affairs office at (706) 545-3512.