7 US Army KIA in Afghanistan

[FONT=&quot]DOD Identifies Army Casualties [/FONT]
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[FONT=&quot] The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Nov. 29, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with small arms fire. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Killed were:


[FONT=&quot] Sgt. 1st Class Barry E. Jarvis, 36, of Tell City, Ind. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Oakes, 29, of Athens, Ohio. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Spc. Matthew W. Ramsey, 20, of Quartz Hill, Calif. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Pfc. Jacob A. Gassen, 21, of Beaver Dam, Wis. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Pfc. Austin G. Staggs, 19, of Senoia, Ga. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot] Pvt. Buddy W. McLain, 24, of Mexico, Maine.


[FONT=&quot] They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

[FONT=&quot] 1st. Lt. Scott F. Milley, 23, of Sudbury, Mass., died Nov. 30 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La. [/FONT]
Not an easy thing to defend against; from the ages given it would seem most were pretty young (bar the two SNCOs) which probably didn't help. I hope 4 BCT learns what lessons it can from this incident.

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