DOD Identifies Three Army Casualties, December 29, 2011

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 29, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died Dec. 27, in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. 

Killed were:

Sgt. Noah M. Korte, 29, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.,

Spc. Kurt W. Kern, 24, of McAllen, Texas, and

Pfc. Justin M. Whitmire, 20, of Easley, S.C.