IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 872-12
November 05, 2012
DOD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died of wounds suffered Nov. 3, when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan.

Killed were:

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.

They were assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Oswego, N.Y.

For more information media may contact the 412th Theater Engineer Command at 601-613-2272.