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Release No: 1062-07
August 30, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 27 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 
            Killed were:
            Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar, 37, of Agana, Guam.
            Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball, 38, of Mount Holly Springs, Penn.
            Sgt. Jan M. Argonish, 26, of Peckville, Penn.
            Ofeciar was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Ball and Argonish were assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Penn.
            For more information on the death of Ofeciar, the media may contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.
            For more information related to the deaths of Ball and Argonish, the media may contact the Pennsylvania National Guard public affairs office (717) 861-8468.

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