The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died July 13 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit with rifle, rocket propelled grenade, and small arms fire.
1st Lt. Christopher S. Goeke, 23, of Minn.
Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Stout, 34, of Worthville, Ky.
Staff Sgt. Sheldon L. Tate, 27, of Hinesville, Ga.
1st Lt. Goeke and Staff Sgt. Stout were assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Staff Sgt. Tate was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.