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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 669-09
August 31, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 29 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when they were shot by enemy forces Aug. 28 while conducting combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

 

Killed were:

 

Staff Sgt. Jason S. Dahlke, 29, of Orlando, Fla.; and

 

Pfc. Eric W. Hario, 19, of Monroe, Mich.

 

For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005; after hours (910) 689-6187, or visit http://news.soc.mil .