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The DoD identifies casualties in both Afghanistan and Kuwait.
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The Department of Defense announced the deaths of two soldiers and one airman who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as the death of one soldier in Kuwait that was not combat-related.
It was reported today that Staff Sergeant Jeremy E. Bessa, 26, of Woodridge Illinois, died February 20th, in Khordi, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device followed by small arms fire attack by enemy forces.
Master Sergeant David L. Hurt, 36, of Tucson, Arizona, died February 20th, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from wounds received during the same incident.
The two soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The Department of Defense also announced the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sergeant Timothy P. Davis, 28, of Aberdeen, Washington, died February 20th near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Casualty in Kuwait
The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Private first class Cwislyn K. Walter, 19, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died February 19th in Kuwait City, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.
She was assigned to the 29th Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Hawaii National Guard.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
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