Two Lewis Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

August 20, 2009 at 4:40 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our hearts and prayers go out to the friends, families and fellow Stryker Soldiers of Spc. Troy Orion Tom, 21, of Shiprock, N.M., and Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, of Litchfield, Minn.   We are incredibly grateful for your service and ultimate sacrifice.  RIP Warriors. 

 

From Ft. Lewis Blog MICHAEL SWAN: TWO STRYKER SOLDIERS KILLED TUESDAY >>>

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 18 in Arghandab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit.  The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, at Fort Lewis.

The Fort Lewis PAO released a statement:

FORT LEWIS, Wash. — According to the Dept. of Defense, Spc. Troy Orion Tom, 21, of Shiprock, N.M., and Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, of Litchfield, Minn., died Aug. 18, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Arghandab, Afghanistan.  Both Soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
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