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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Army and DoD Civilian Casualty

Sept. 17, 2014

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier and a DoD civilian who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Sept. 16, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy attack.

Killed were:

Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Stephen Byus, 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a member of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio, working as a supply specialist, and assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan while deployed.

For more information on Maj. Donahue, media may contact the XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs office at 910-908-5006 or after duty hours at 910-633-9221.

For more information on Mr. Byus, contact DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs at 614-692-2328.