IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 678-11
August 03, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Kirk A. Owen, 37, of Sapulpa, Okla., died Aug. 2 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard.
For more information the media may contact the Oklahoma National Guard in Oklahoma City, Okla. at 405-228-5212.
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=14706
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