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DOD Identifies Two Army Casualties, October 19, 2011


Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 19, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Michael D. Elm, 25, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct. 14 in Khowst, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

The Department of Defense also announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

Staff Sgt. James R. Leep Jr., 44, of Richmond, Va., died Oct. 17 in Babil province, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Brigade Combat Team, Portsmouth, Va.

Source: defense.gov


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