The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:
Joseph T. Caron, 21, of Tacoma, Wash.; specialist, Army. Caron was killed April 11 when a roadside bomb exploded near him while he was on foot patrol in the Arghandab River Valley in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Sean M. Durkin, 24, of Aurora, Colo.; sergeant, Army. Durkin died April 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries suffered March 27 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle near Forward Operating Base Wilson in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Carson, Colo.
Jonathan D. Hall, 23, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; private first class, Army. Hall died April 8 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle at Contingency Outpost Khayr-Kot-Castle in southeast Afghanistan’s Paktika province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Michael D. Jankiewicz, 23, of Ramsey, N.J.; corporal, Army. Jankiewicz was one of three airmen killed April 9 when their CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft crashed near Kandahar, Afghanistan, south of Kabul. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, Ga.
Sources: Department of Defense and the Associated Press