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DOD Announces Deaths of 3 Soldiers This Week in Afghanistan

Posted Sep 15, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Sep 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM

The Department of Defense last week announced the deaths of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, of Lafayette, Ind., died Sep. 13 in Muqer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.

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 died Sept. 5, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when their helicopter crashed. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

There have now been 2,099 troops who have died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.

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