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 on: May 09, 2017, 07:53:55 am 
Started by chadduck - Last post by chadduck
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-165-17
May 6, 2017

DoD Announces Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was in support of a Somali National Army-led operation with U.S. Africa Command.

Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu.

He was assigned to an East Coast based special warfare unit.

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 on: May 01, 2017, 08:52:00 am 
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-154-17
April 30, 2017

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, died April 29, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries while conducting security as part of advise and assist support to partnered forces. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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 on: May 01, 2017, 08:51:36 am 
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-151-17
April 28, 2017

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedoms Sentinel. They died April 27 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. The incident is under investigation.

Killed were:

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois.

Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio.

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 on: April 12, 2017, 06:26:40 am 
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE   No. NR-128-17
April 10, 2017

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedoms Sentinel.

Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Maryland, died April 8 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.

De Alencar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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 on: March 30, 2017, 05:34:28 am 
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-116-17
March 30, 2017

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, 25, of Umatilla, Oregon, died March 28 in northern Syria in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations.

He was assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

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 on: March 24, 2017, 10:18:25 am 
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DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty NR-104-17

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, of Dansville, NY, died March 22, in Southwest Asia, while performing maintenance duties in support of combat operations. The incident is under investigation.

She was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

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 on: March 21, 2017, 07:19:21 am 
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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE   No. NR-097-17
March 20, 2017

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. 

Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface, 34, of San Luis Obispo, California, died March 19, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. 

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 

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 on: February 21, 2017, 10:11:40 am 
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-075-17
Feb. 21, 2017

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Pfc. Brian. P. Odiorne, 21, of Ware, Massachusetts died Feb. 20, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood,Texas.

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 on: February 09, 2017, 09:43:53 am 
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The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, killed during the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Cpl. Luis P. Torres, 20, of Eagle Pass Texas, will be buried January 13 in San Antonio. On Sept. 1, 1950, Torres was member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, when his battalion had its position overrun by enemy forces along the east bank of the Naktong River, South Korea. During this attack, Torres was reported missing in action near Changyong, South Korea.

Torres' name did not appear on any prisoner of war list, but one returning American prisoner of war reported that he believed Torres was held captive by the enemy and was executed. Due to the prolonged lack of evidence, the U.S. Army declared him deceased as of March 3, 1954.

Although the U.S. Army Graves Registration Service planned to recover American remains that remained north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone after the war, administrative details between the United Nations Command and North Korea complicated recovery efforts. An agreement was made and in September and October 1954, in what was known as Operation Glory, remains were returned. However, Torres' remains were not included and he was declared non-recoverable.

On Dec. 20, 1950, a set of unidentified remains, previously recovered from a shallow grave near Changnyong, were buried in the Miryang United Nations Military Cemetery as "Unknown X-331." In February 1951, the remains were moved to the Tanggok United Nations Military Cemetery. Although Torres was considered a candidate for identification, the remains were not identified due to a lack of substantiating evidence. The remains were then moved to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu and buried as Unknown.

On May 16, 2016, the remains were disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory for analysis.

To identify Torres' remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used circumstantial and anthropologica l evidence, as well as DNA analysis, including mitochondrial DNA analysis through the Next Generation Sequencing technique, which matched a brother, a sister and a nephew.

Today, 7,764 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using advances in technology, identification s continue to be made from remains that were previously turned over by North Korean officials or recovered by American teams.

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 on: February 03, 2017, 09:45:19 am 
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-036-17
Jan. 30, 2017

Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was supporting U.S. Central Command Operations.

Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, died Jan. 28 in the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida.

He was assigned to an East Coast based Special Warfare unit.

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