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Release No: 706-13
October 08, 2013

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Oct. 6, in Zhari District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo., assigned to the 5th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.

Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.

For more information on 1st Lt. Moreno, media may contact the Madigan Army Medical Center public affairs office at 253-968-1901.

For more information on Sgt. Hawkins and Pfc. Patterson, media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment public affairs office at 706-545-8407 or after hours at 706-570-5091.

For more information on Sgt. Peters, media may contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command public affairs office at 703-409-3168 or 571-305-4041.

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