The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
SFC James E. Thode, 45, of
, died Dec. 2 at Sabari District, Kirtland, N.M. , of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1457th Engineer Battalion, 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Khowst Province, Afghanistan . Salt Lake City, Utah
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