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Another Memorial Day is upon us. We are busy throwing mud at each other about the size, scope and operation of our government. Meanwhile, despite Mr. Obama’s declaration of withdrawal, our troops continue to fight and die In Afghanistan. The price continues although no longer mentioned in our press. Below are casualty reports for the past week.

The Department of Defense announced today (Sunday) the death of four soldiers ``who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 14, in Sanjaray, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

          Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, of Hesperia, Calif., assigned to

``766th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Stewart, Ga.

          Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, of Dalton, Mass.,

           Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24, of Hacienda Heights, Calif., and

            Pfc. Cody J. Towse, 21, of Elk Ridge, Utah,

All were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

     The Department of Defense announced today (Tuesday)the death of two soldiers

``who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 16, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fort Juan Muna, Guam.

      Killed were:

     Sgt. Eugene M Aguon, 23, of Mangilao, Guam, and

     Spc. Dwayne W. Flores, 22, of Sinajana, Guam.

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