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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 094-09
February 12, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Cpl. Peter J. Courcy, 22, of Frisco, Texas.
 
            Pfc. Jason R. Watson, 19, of Many, La.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at (270) 798-9966, or go to www.campbell.army.mil/eh/eaglehonors.htm .