Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Staff SSgt. Joshua R. Townsend

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff SSgt. Joshua R. Townsend, 30, of Solvang , Calif. , died Jan. 16 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan , of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg , N.C.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

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