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DOD Identifies Two Army Casualties, July 9, 2012

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 9, 2012.  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Raul M. Guerra, 37, of Union City, N.J., died July 4, in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan.

Guerra was assigned to the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

The Department of Defense also announced today the death of a second soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Spc. Jonathan Batista, 22, of Kinnelon, N.J., died July 8, in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Source: defense.gov

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