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Release No: 240-13
April 15, 2013

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            They died April 9, in Pachir Wa Agam District, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.  They were assigned to the1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. 

            Killed were: 

            Chief Warrant Officer Matthew P. Ruffner, 34, of Tafford, Pa., and

            Chief Warrant Officer Jarett M. Yoder, 26, of Mohnton, Pa. 

            For more information the media may contact the Pennsylvania National Guard public affairs office at 717-861-8352/8468 during duty hours or 717-943-4092 after hours.

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