This morning the Department of Defense announced the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
All four Soldiers died Oct. 6, 2013, when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in the Zhari District of Afghanistan.
Killed in the fight were:
1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.
Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo., assigned to the 5th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.
Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.
More information on 1st Lt. Moreno, including previous deployments and commendations, is available to the media by contacting Madigan Army Medical Center public affairs office at 253-968-1901.
For more information on Sgt. Hawkins and Pfc. Patterson, media may contact the 75th Ranger Regiment public affairs office at 706-545-8407 or after hours at 706-570-5091.
Additional information on Sgt. Peters is available by contacting the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command public affairs office at 703-409-3168 or 571-305-4041.
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