Department of Defense Identifies Casualties


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

They died May 20, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.В  They were assigned to the 168th Brigade Support Battalion, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.

Killed were:

Capt. Jesse A. Ozbat, 28, of, Prince George, Va., and

2nd Lt. Tobias C. Alexander, 30, of Lawton, Okla.

For more information the media may contact the Fort Sill public affairs office at 580-442-2521.

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

Spc. Samuel T. Watts, 20, of Wheaton, Ill., died May 19, in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 25, in Zharay, Afghanistan, when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

Watts was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs at 910-432-0661/0662 or 910-587-0217.

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