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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

Nov. 26, 2014

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

They died Nov. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their vehicle with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner, 48, of Nanticoke, Maryland. He was assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Drum, New York.

Spc. Joseph W. Riley, 27, of Grove City, Ohio. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

For more information on Turner, contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-8286, or at 315-523-4546.

For more information on Riley, contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office during duty hours at 910-432-0661, or after duty hours at 910-309-5561, 910-309-3827, or 910-587-0278.