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Local Soldier Killed While Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. One of those soldiers was from Jacksonville.

That soldier was 35-year-old Staff Sgt. Ergin V. Osman who is pictured above.

The soldiers died May 26th of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Also killed were:

1st Lt. John M. Runkle, 27, of West Salem, Ohio

Staff Sgt. Edward D. Mills Jr., 29, of New Castle, Pa.

Sgt. Thomas A. Bohall, 25, of Bel Aire, Kan.

Sgt. Louie A. Ramos Velazquez, 39, of Camuy, Puerto Rico

Spc. Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash.


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