Monday, June 18, 2012

Defense Department Identifies Army Casualties

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

They died in Panjwa'l, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 18th Engineer Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Killed were:

  • Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, 25, of Flint, Mich., who died June 14, and 
  • Spc. Trevor A. Pinnick, 20, of Lawrenceville, Ill., who died June 12. 

Sgt. Lilly, who had volunteered for his latest tour in Afghanistan, is survived by his wife Katrina and a 3-year-old son.

Spc. Pinnick had just deployed to Afghanistan in April and leaves behind a wife and a young daughter.

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