logo

Pentagon Identifies Two American Service Members Killed during an Operation in Afghanistan

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 25, 2019
09:11 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

On Friday, two soldiers were killed in Kunduz Province of Afghanistan. They died from the wounds they sustained while engaged in combat.

Advertisement

Now the Pentagon has been able to identify the two men.

Specialist Joseph Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio and Sergeant 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado, are the military men who lost their lives last week. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group also in Fort Carson, Colorado.

Advertisement

While Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Carson. According to two US defense officials, the two US service members were killed during a US-Afghan partnered military operation.

The officials added that it appeared that the two men were killed during a fight with the Taliban. Some Afghan troops also lost their lives during the incident.

Advertisement

Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Loren Bymer revealed that Lindsay had enlisted in the Army in 2004. He was also awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart Medals, among other awards.

Advertisement

The fallen soldier had been deployed to a handful of tours in Iraq, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. Colonel Lawrence Ferguson, the commander of the 10th Special Forces group, said in a statement that his fellow soldiers were "deeply saddened" by his loss.

Advertisement

He added:

"Will was one of the best in our formation, with more than a decade of service in the Regiment at all levels of noncommissioned officer leadership. We will focus now on supporting his Family and honoring his legacy and sacrifice.”

Advertisement

Colonel David K. Green, Collette’s group commander said:

“The 71st Ordnance Group is deeply saddened by the loss of Spc. Joseph P. Collette. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.”

Advertisement

The current lives lost mark the third and fourth US military deaths in Afghanistan this year. The incident occurred just as the Trump administration sought to negotiate with the Taliban to help bring the conflict to an end.

Advertisement

In a separate incident, Army Captain Antoine Lewis, 39, was one of the eight Americans killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed earlier this month. Lewis was on the flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, when Flight 302 crashed.

A total of one hundred and fifty-seven people were killed. Lewis had been stationed in Ottawa, Canada, and he was on a vacation to Africa.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
info

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

4 Friends Promise to Meet in 40 Years, 3 Men Show Up and Find Note Saying, 'I'm Not Coming' – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Soldier Husband Disappears 6 Weeks after Marriage, Wife Stays Faithful to Him for 60 Years

March 21, 2022

Black Nurse and German Soldier Secretly Fall in Love, Turning from Enemies into Eternal Partners

March 15, 2022

Audie Murphy Married Stewardess Days after His Divorce ⁠— She Was with Him for 20 Years When He Suddenly Died

May 20, 2022

Crying Soldier Is Late for Flight, Staff Tenses as Voice Says, ‘Don’t Let Him Get on the Plane!’ – Story of the Day

May 24, 2022

American Soldiers Take a 13-Year-Old Girl's Cake, 'Return' It When She Turns 90

May 14, 2022

Couple Lose Three Kids in Plane Crash, Believe They Sent Them a Baby to Live through the Tragedy

April 25, 2022

Prince Philip's Last Words to Prince Charles Hours before He Died Became a Happy Memory of Him

April 11, 2022

Harry Morgan Wanted to Be Remembered as a 'Pleasant Person' after 'M*A*S*H' Made Him a 'Better Human'

April 04, 2022

Grieving Mom Believes Angel Watches over Her Son's Grave, Learns an Elderly Man Visits It Every Day

April 21, 2022

Woman Finds Old Army Token in the Sand on the Beach and Rushes to Seek the Owner — Story of the Day

May 15, 2022

Lindsay Wagner’s Firstborn Became a ‘Very Sensitive Issue’ in One of Many Marriages

February 28, 2022

Meet ‘McMillan & Wife’ Star Susan Saint James’ Stunning Family with Husband Who Is a TV Wunderkind

February 11, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022