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Soldiers and Marine Killed in Afghanistan, Navy Also Reports Death in Kuwait

Three soldiers are killed by an IED in Afghanistan, and a sailor died in Kuwait.

Afghanistan's Zhari province
The Zhari province under Taliban dominance in 2006.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sergeant John A. Reiners, 24, of Lakeland, Florida, Sergeant Jeremiah T. Wittman, 26, of Darby, Montana; and Specialist Bobby J. Pagan, 23, of Austin, Texas, were killed 13 February 2010 in Afghanistan's Zhari Province.

A news release issued by the DoD indicates that the three soldiers died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device, or IED.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Another combat death reported in Afghanistan is Marine Lance Corporal Alejandro J. Yazzie, 23, of Rock Point, Arizona, who died 16 February while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

In an unrelated military death, it was reported that Petty Officer 1st Class Sean L. Caughman, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas, died 16 February 2010, while supporting operations in Kuwait.

Sean Caughman was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Twenty-Two, the government did not reveal his cause of death.


Editor's note: Some time ago, Salem-News.com's team was spending dozens of hours tracking down photographs and family information on all of the U.S. military forces killed overseas. In our current form, we simply do not have the ability to keep up. If volunteers or sponsors are ever interested in helping us with this important role, please let us know. Each of these individuals losing their life overseas deserved to be remembered, individually.

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Bud February 18, 2010 8:02 pm (Pacific time)

damn barack obama shud get his ass ovr there n do it himself mofo doesnt realize wat losing a loved 1 feels like...hes sitting in his office crying n bitching bout lil things while soldiers die evryday so he can live da easy life...screw George Bush...get ur ass ovr there n fix wat u created daddy's lil girl....im sorry...brotha always n forver....RIP JAY we all miss u

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