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3 Troops Killed In Afghanistan This Week

Posted Dec 8, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Dec 8, 2012 at 05:44 PM

Three troops were killed in Afghanistan this week.

Sgt. 1st Class Darren M. Linde, 41, of Sidney, Mont., and Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, N.D. died Dec. 3, in Lashkar Gah City, Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 818th Engineer Company, 164th Engineer Battalion, Williston, N.D.
Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier, 26, of Mechanicville, N.Y., died Dec. 2, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
There have now been 2,149 deaths in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.

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