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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 443-09
June 22, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died June 21 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by indirect fire.

 

                Killed were:

 

                Sgt. Ricky D. Jones, 26, of Plantersville, Ala.  He was assigned to the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

 

                Sgt. Rodrigo A. Munguia Rivas, 27, of Germantown, Md.  He was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

                For more information on Jones, the media may contact the Fort Polk public affairs office at (337) 531-4630 or (337) 531-1418; after hours (337) 208-3629 or (337) 353-9784.

 

                For more information on Munguia Rivas, the media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.

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