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SFC Will Lindsay and Spc. Joseph Collette and killed in Afghanistan

 

Earlier today, the Department of Defense announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Killed in the fight were, Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, who was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colorado, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado, who was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.

Both soldiers died March 22, 2019, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.  Kunduz Province has been a hot bed of insurgency for several years.

The military is investigating the incident.

For additional information regarding Spc. Joseph P. Collette, including previous deployments, special training and marital status, media sources may contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at 719-526-7525.

For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay media sources may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, Public Affairs Chief, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, at 910-432-3383 (North Carolina) or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

Earlier this month, Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski, 37, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and Spc. Jackson D. Johnson, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, were killed in a non-combat incident supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Kuwait. Both soldiers were assigned to 657th Transportation Company, 419th Transportation Battalion, 103d Sustainment Command, Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Two U.S. Soldiers die in horrible motor vehicle incident in Kuwait

 

Late yesterday, the Department of Defense confirmed the death of two Soldiers who were deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Both soldiers died March 5, 2019, as a result of a non-combat related, motor vehicle incident. The incident is under investigation.

Killed in the incident were Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski, 37, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and Spc. Jackson D. Johnson, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri.

Both soldiers were assigned to 657th Transportation Company, 419th Transportation Battalion, 103d Sustainment Command, Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Mount Vernon is located in Southern Illinois, and is the county seat for Jefferson County.

Additional information, including previous deployments, marital status, and commendations for Sgt. Holli Bolinksi and Spc. Jackson Johnson, news sources may contact Maj. Andy Thaggard, 184th Sustainment Command, Kuwait; cell: 011-965-9899-6508, andy.thaggard.mil@mail.mil, or Facebook Messenger.

 

U.S. continues to suffer losses,both military and civilian, abroad

 

Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Special Forces soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, 32, of Carrollton, Virginia, died Jan. 22, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

SSG Beale was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was also posthumously promoted to Sgt. 1st Class.  He  leaves behind a wife and two children.

Additional information, on Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, including previous deployments and other service awards, is available to media sources by contacting Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

It was just last week, when the Department of Defense announced the death of Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas.  Sgt. Meddock died Jan. 17, 2019, in Landstuhl, Germany of wounds sustained by small arms fire in Badghis Province, Afghanistan earlier in the month.   Sgt. Meddock was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington.

For more information regarding Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, media sources may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.

Earlier this month three Americans, two of whom were active-duty military, and one a retired Navy SEAL,  were killed in a suicide bombing attack in war-ravaged Syria.  There was also a  female, foreign-born interpreter who died as a result of the same attack.

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