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Monday, July 11, 2005

Casualties - July 11, 2005

Condolences to the Family, Friends, and Comrades of the following Americans who lost their lives while in the pursuit of gaining freedom for others

United States Army

United States Navy

July 11, 2005
DoD Release #: 699-05 -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, Calif, died while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located the service member while conducting a combat search and rescue operation July 10 in Kunar province. Axelson was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

United States Air Force

No DoD Releases at this time

United States Marine Corps

July 11, 2005
DoD Releases #: 698-05 -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich, 32, of Allegheny, Pa.
Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22, of Washington, Pa.

Both Marines died July 10 from enemy indirect fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq. They were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va. During Operation Iraqi Freedom their unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

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