Department of Defense Identifies Casualties

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Thomas K. Fogarty, 30, of Alameda, Calif., died May 6, in Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.В  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

For more information the media may contact U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at 907-384-2072/1542.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. John P. Huling, 25, of West Chester, Ohio, died May 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Huling’s death was originally reported by the International Security Assistance Force, which characterized it as the result of gunshot wounds inflicted by an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.

This incident is under investigation.

For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the 1st Marine Logistics Group public affairs office at 760-763-7795.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs, 38, Warren, Ark., died May 4, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Childs is assigned to Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact Defense Logistics Agency public affairs by phone at 703-767-6200.

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