Oct 10, 2005
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DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who
was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Benny S. Franklin, 19, of Hammond, La., died in Kandahar,
Afghanistan, on Oct. 7, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Helmand,
Afghanistan, when he stepped on a landmine during patrol operations. Franklin was
assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd
Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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