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8 Troops Killed In Afghanistan This Week

Posted May 12, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated May 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Eight troops were killed in Afghanistan last week.

Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie, 22, of Clarksville, Tenn.,  Spc. Chase S. Marta, 24, of Chico, Calif. and Pfc. Dustin D. Gross, 19, of Jeffersonville, Ky. died May 7, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

2nd Lt. David E. Rylander, 23, of Stow, Ohio and Spc. Junot M. L. Cochilus, 34, of Charlotte, N.C. died May 2 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their unit with an


Staff Sgt. Thomas K. Fogarty, 30, of Alameda, Calif., died May 6, in Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Sgt. John P. Huling, 25, of West Chester, Ohio, died May 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Huling’s death was originally reported by the International Security Assistance Force, which characterized it as the result of gunshot wounds inflicted by an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.

Master Sgt. Gregory L. Childs, 38, Warren, Ark., died May 4, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Childs is assigned to Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. 
There have now been 1,950 casualties in Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.

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