I. Name: Christopher A. Patterson
II. Rank: Specialist
III. Country Served: United States
IV. Service: United States Army
V. Conflict: War in Afghanistan (Global War on Terrorism)
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Date: Jan, Mon 9 2012 11:51 -0600 (CST)
Subject: DOD Identifies Army Casualties
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01/09/2012 11:42 AM CST
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Jan. 6 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enermy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Staff Sgt. Jonathan M. Metzger, 32, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr., 44, of Hamlet, Ind.
Spc. Christopher A. Patterson, 20, of Aurora, Ill.
Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt, 21, of Merrillville, Ind.
They were assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.
For more information media should contact the Indiana National Guard public affairs office, Maj. Shawn Gardner at 317-247-3222 (office)/ 317-407-7065 (cell), or Staff Sgt. Les Newport at 317-247-3222 (office)/ 317-538-8414 (cell).