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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 119-10
February 18, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device Feb. 13 in Zhari province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Staff Sgt. John A. Reiners, 24, of Lakeland, Fla.;
 
            Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman, 26, of Darby, Mont.; and
 
            Spc. Bobby J. Pagan, 23, of Austin, Texas.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at 719- 526-7525; after hours 719-526-5500.

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