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DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Easter crossEnduring Freedom. 

            They died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C. 

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, N.C.; 

            Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison, 23, of Maysville, N.C. and

            Sgt. Donna R. Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C. 


            Sgt. 1st Class Aaron A. Henderson, 33, of Houlton, Maine, died Oct. 2, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on Sept. 30 with an improvised explosive device in Zombalay Village, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.  

Trenton NJ-Thursday, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed the following Executive Order: 

Executive Order No. 103 − Ordering all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Army Sergeant Jonathan Gollnitz, a resident of Lakehurst, who tragically lost his life while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.





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