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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 955-08
November 15, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
 
            Sgt. Jonnie L. Stiles, 38, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Nov. 13 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard, Baton Rouge, La.
 
            For further information on this soldier, media may contact the Louisiana Army National Guard, at (318) 641-5610/3864, (318) 290-5262 (Operations Center), or (318) 277-1641.

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