February 19, 2010


The Department of Defense announced today(yesterday) the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device Feb. 13 in Zhari province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:
Staff Sgt. John A. Reiners, 24, of Lakeland, Fla.;
Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman, 26, of Darby, Mont.; and
Spc. Bobby J. Pagan, 23, of Austin, Texas.

Family and friends of these brave men are in my thoughts and prayers.

By Stable Hand at 03:13 PM | Comments |