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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 409-09
June 09, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

                Maj. Rocco M. Barnes, 50, of Los Angeles, died June 4 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over.  He was a member of the Tactical Command Post, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, assigned as an individual augmentee to the 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

 

                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

 

                For further information contact the California Army National Guard public affairs office at (916) 854-3829 or (916) 854-3440.