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AFGHANISTAN: U.S. casualty identified

May 21, 2008 | 11:00 pm

1st Lt. Jeffrey F. Deprimo, 35, of Pittston, Pa., died Tuesday in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a roadside bomb, the Defense Department announced.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 103rd Armor Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Williamsport, Pa. At least 505 U.S. military personnel have died since the war began in 2001.