Wednesday, September 26, 2012

11 Heroes Who Died September 5 to September 22, 2012

September 5 - They died in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when their aircraft crashed. Killed were:
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas.

September 13 - Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, of Lafayette, Ind., died in Muqer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire.

September 15 - They died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Killed were:
- Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of North Huntingdon, Pa.; and
- Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Ind.
This incident is under investigation.

September 16 - They died in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms fire. Killed were:
- Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, of Honolulu,
- Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C.,
- Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, Texas, and
- Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla.

September 20 - Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, of Cabot, Ark., died in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol.

September 22 - Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion Rashun Roberts, 23, of North Chicago, Ill., died as a result of a single vehicle accident in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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