This afternoon, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.
Spc. Gabriel D. Conde, 22, of Loveland, Colorado, was killed in action April 30, 2018, as a result of small arms fire by enemy forces in Tagab District, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. At least one other Soldier was injured in the same firefight.
“That soldier was reported in stable condition at Bagram Air Field following the battle and was expected to survive his injuries. Several Afghan troops were also killed or injured in the attack, officials with the U.S.-led NATO coalition in Afghanistan said Monday.”
The Pentagon said that Spc. Conde was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
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The last Pentagon reported deaths were those of seven Airmen who perished when their HH-60 Pave helicopter went down in western Iraq, March, 2018. Killed in the crash were Captain Mark K. Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Captain Andreas B. O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, New York; Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City, New York; Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack, New York; Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, New York; Master Sergeant William R. Posch, 36, of Indialantic, Florida and Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis, 31, of Tallahassee, Florida.