The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Jan. 3 in Ashoque, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with multiple improvised explosives devices and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Sgt. Joshua A. Lengstorf, 24, of Yoncalla, Ore.
Spc. Brian R. Bowman, 24, of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Pvt. John P. Dion, 19, of Shattuck, Okla.
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