Military IDs Two Fort Carson Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

· Mar. 26, 2019, 10:03 am
Joseph P. ColletteJoseph P. Collette Patrick Semansky / Associated Press
A U.S. Army carry team places a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Joseph P. Collette into a vehicle, Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department Collette, of Lancaster, Ohio, was killed March 22.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province.

The men were identified Saturday as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, and Lindsay was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Both were based at Fort Carson, Colorado.

The fatalities bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan. The deaths underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the war-ravaged country.

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