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2 Soldiers Died This Week From Injuries Received in Afghanistan

Posted Mar 24, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Mar 24, 2012 at 03:51 PM

Two soldiers died this week from injuries in Afghanistan.

Spc. Dennis P. Weichel Jr., 29, of Providence, R.I., died March 22 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a noncombat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island National Guard, East Greenwich, R.I.

Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe, 27, of Frankfort, Ind., died March 21 in Topeka, Kan., from wounds suffered on April 10, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

There have now been 1,896 casualties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.

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