Today, Nov. 4, 2013, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Kansas Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, 35, of Westmoreland, Kan., died Nov. 3, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.
He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.
There was no mention of other Soldiers who might have been injured in this same attack.
Sgt. 1st Class Robertson’s death brings to 2,151 the number of U.S. service members killed while supporting the war in Afghanistan.
The last reported troop loss was that of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, of Richwood, La., on Oct. 20.
More information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Robertson, including previous deployments,marital status, and commendations, is available to media sources by contacting the Fort Stewart public affairs office at 912-210-9375.
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