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Four Troops Killed In Afghanistan This Week

Posted Nov 10, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Nov 10, 2012 at 04:09 PM

Four troops were killed in Afghanistan last week.

Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, of Shenandoah, Iowa, died Nov. 5, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Buttry was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, 29, of Port Henry, N.Y.;  Spc. Ryan P. Jayne, 22, of Campbell, N.Y.; and Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz, 27, of Alden, N.Y died of wounds suffered Nov. 3, when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan.  They were assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Oswego, N.Y.

There have now been 2,136 deaths in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.

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