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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 539-09
July 22, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died July 20 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle followed by an attack from enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires.  They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

Killed were:

 

Sgt. Gregory Owens Jr., 24, of Garland, Texas.

 

Spc. Anthony M. Lightfoot, 20, of Riverdale, Ga.

 

Spc. Andrew J. Roughton, 21, of Houston, Texas.

 

Pfc. Dennis J. Pratt, 34, of Duncan, Okla.

 

For more information media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-7267.