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Release No: 877-09
November 09, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
                They died Nov. 5 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
                Killed were:
                Spc. Aaron S. Aamot, 22, of Custer, Wash.
                Spc. Gary L. Gooch Jr., 22, of Ocala, Fla.
                For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.

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