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1st Lt John M. Runkle

May 29th, 2011 No comments

Born: April 9, 1984
Died: May 26, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

1st Lt. John M. Runkle of West Salem, Ohio had been in the Army prior to attending West Point. He had been deployed to Iraq for 10 months before starting the class of 2009. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2010. His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Assault Badge; Parachutist Badge; Pathfinder Badge and Ranger Tab. He died at age 27 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. He leaves his father, John Runkle and his mother, Christine Runkle, among others. Also killed were, Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.; Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, 35, of Jacksonville, N.C.; Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.; Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico; and Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.
4th Battalion
101st Aviation Regiment
159th Combat Aviation Brigade
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Burial is at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio – Sec 18 Site 24

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Tech Sgt Kristoffer M. Solesbee

May 27th, 2011 No comments

Born: October 2, 1978 in Brindisi Italy
Died: May 26, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee of Clearfield, Utah formerly of Citrus Heights, California graduated in 1996 from Freedom Christian School. He died at age 32 in the Shorabak district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was, Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 1st Lt. John M. Runkle, Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills, Jr., Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman, Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, and Spc. Adam J. Patton.
Air Force
775th Civil Engineer Squadron
Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Burial is at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 9621

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