Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune | TBO.com
  • Home

8 Troops Killed in Afghanistan in Last 2 Weeks

Posted Nov 24, 2012 by Howard Altman

Updated Nov 24, 2012 at 05:01 PM

Eight troops were killed in Afghanistan since my last post.

Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means, 23, of Jordan, Minn., died Nov. 18, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C

Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, 24, of Greer, S.C., and Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, of Booneville, Ark. died Nov. 16, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, of Spokane, Wash., died Nov. 12 at Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Capt. James D. Nehl, 37, of Gardiner, Ore., died Nov. 9 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Bennett, 26, of Glendora, Calif., died Nov. 10 in Sperwan Gar, Afghanistan, from injuries from an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 53rd Ordnance Company (EOD), 3rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Spc. Daniel L. Carlson, 21, of Running Springs, Calif., died Nov. 9 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Carlson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division


There have now been 2,144 deaths in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the nation’s longest war.