14 Apr

To President Obama

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

Spc. Edwin C. Wood, 18, of Omaha, Neb. died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Pfc. Payton A. Jones, 19, of Marble Falls, Texas…died,  in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during an attack on their base. He was  assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

For God’s sake stop it! Bring our troops home now! And not in caskets. But into the arms of their wives, husbands, partners, mates, children, parents and ours.

Bring em home – Bruce Springsteen

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