OEF Update, Sept. 5, 2009: US Servicemember Killed in Eastern Afghanistan
Dispatches from the Front:
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2009 -- An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemember died of wounds today as a result of hostile fire in eastern Afghanistan.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker, a U.S. spokesperson, confirmed that the deceased is a U.S. servicemember.
“We share the pain felt by the family members and friends of this courageous and selfless servicemember,” said Brigadier-General Eric Tremblay, ISAF Spokesperson. “This unfortunate loss does not alter our responsibility and resolve to help Afghans determine their own brighter future.”
Earlier today, ISAF officials reported the death of a U.S. servicemember in western Afghanistan.
(Report from an International Security Assistance Force news release.)
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