CYPRESS SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

               The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 30 in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  All were based at Fort Carson, Colo.

                 Killed were:

                 Capt. Dale A Goetz, 43, of White, S.D.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

                 Staff Sgt. Jesse Infante, 30, of Cypress, Texas.  He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

                 Staff Sgt. Kevin J. Kessler, 32, of Canton, Ohio.  He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

                 Staff Sgt. Matthew J. West, 36, of Conover, Wis.  He was assigned to the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group.

                 Pfc. Chad D. Clements, 26, of Huntington, Ind.  He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

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