DOD Identifies Two Army Casualties, November 17, 2011

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Nov. 16, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Killed were:

Spc. James R. Burnett Jr., 21, of Wichita, Kan.; and

Pfc. Matthew C. Colin, 22, of Navarre, Fla.