Sunday, July 20, 2008

DoD casualty list

from last week's attack in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan:

he Department of Defense announced today [Wednesday] the death of nine soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when their outpost was attacked by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, of Hawaii.

Sgt. Israel Garcia, 24, of Long Beach, Calif.

Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, 24, of Snellville, Ga.

Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, 25, of Seattle, Wash.

Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, 24, of Clinton, Tenn.

Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, 27, of Jasper, Ga.

Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, 22, of Haw River, N.C.

Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling, 20, of Florissant, Mo.

Pfc. Sergio S. Abad, 21, of Morganfield, Ky.


Anonymous said...

Thought and prayers to the men and the loving fmilies they leave behind. I've read the battle accounts, these men were true heros, who held off the enemy against incredible odds.

Vickie....173rd Mom

ABNPOPPA said...

Ditto, Vickie...173rd Mom, Nothing more can be said for these true heroes.

Airborne dad said...

Agreed, Vickie. True heros.

MightyMom said...

God bless these soldiers and their families