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.