Monday, June 16, 2008

Spc. James M. Finley, Pvt. Andrew J. Shields

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 31 in Jalalabad City, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany.

Killed were:

Spc. James M. Finley, 21, of Lebanon, Mo.

Pvt. Andrew J. Shields, 19, of Battleground, Wash

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