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US Army soldier killed in Afghanistan on July 3 identified

(U.S. Department of Defense/Flickr)
July 05, 2017

A U.S. Army soldier who died during a recent “indirect fire attack” in Afghanistan has been identified, according to the Department of Defense.

Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, died July 3 in Helmand Province “from wounds received during an indirect fire attack,” according to a Defense Department press release.

Kirkpatrick was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in Fort Bliss, Texas.


The solider was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Repeated calls by American Military News to the Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office were not answered by publication time, as the phone line remained busy.