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Release No: 664-09
August 29, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Aug. 28 in Rashid, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an explosively formed penetrator.  Both Soldiers were assigned to the 41st Special Troops Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army National Guard in Portland.


                Killed were:


                Sgt. Earl D. Werner, 38, of Mondovi, Wis.; and


                Pvt. Taylor D. Marks, 19, of Monmouth, Ore.


                For more information on these Soldiers, media may contact the Oregon Army National Guard, 503-584-3886.


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