Monday, September 21, 2009
Every week the Washington Post publishes updates of the fallen soldiers of Operation Enduring Freedom. Our condolences to the friends and family of these brave men and women. All eight soldiers that died last week were in their 20s.
Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes, 20, of Gaffney, S.C., died September 10th of wounds suffered September 3rd in Helmand province.
1st Lt. Tyler E. Parten, 24, of Arkansas, killed on September 10th in Konar province.
Staff Sgt. Nekl B. Allen, 29, of Rochester, N.Y, killed on September 12th in Wardak province.
N.Y. Spec. Daniel L. Cox, 23, of Parsons, Kan, killed on September 12th in Wardak province.
Sgt. Tyler A. Juden, 23, of Winfield, Kan., killed on September 12th in Turan.
Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, 24, of Carlisle, Pa. killed September 14th in southern Afghanistan.
1st Lt. David T. Wright II, 26, of Moore, Okla., killed September 14th in southern Afghanistan.
Spec. Demetrius L. Void, 20, of Orangeburg, S.C. died September 15th at Kandahar Airfield of noncombat injuries.
From what I understand, non-combat injuries most often refer to traffic accidents, other types of accidents, suicide, or murder. Since the Washington Post ran this article, the Pentagon has announced the death of three more soldiers, but their names have not been disclosed yet.