Skip to comments.A Third Fort Bragg Soldier Killed in Afghanistan This Week
Posted on 07/26/2012 12:50:34 AM PDT by robowombat
A Third Fort Bragg Soldier Killed in Afghanistan This Week
By Kelly Twedell July 25, 2012
The Department of Defense announced late Tuesday the death of another Fort Bragg based soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Eric E. Williams, 27, of Murrieta, Calif., died July 23, in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan. There was no immediate word on how he died.
Williams was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
According to a Valley news report, Sgt. Williams maintained a blog on blogspot.com. Here is an excerpt from his latest blog on July 17, 2012. lt's entitled "Coming Home".
"This deployment is coming to an end, in a few days we will be on a plane back to the United States to rejoin our family and friends and to try to readjust to a certain semblance of what we think life should be. The truth is everything has changed, we collectively have changed. We have changed as people, as an army, as citizens of the United States. We face uncertainty in nearly every aspect of our lives. Our families have been without us for a year and we have only two weeks to try to enjoy the extremely limited time we have with them before its back to the daily grind. Two weeks to try to reconnect, although this process can take weeks, months or even years. There is no promise that any of us will return unchanged. But we collectively have been granted access to something few ever see, or choose to see for that matter."
Very strange = I do not hear on either TV or Radio News, of the monthly, weekly, or daily updates on the number of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan. When G.W. was in charge, we seemed to get those reports routinely. Wonder why we are not getting them any longer?
He was from my community -
Upstate soldier killed in Afghanistan
19-year-old Upstate soldier killed in Afghanistan
LYMAN, S.C. - The Department of the Army has announced the loss of Pfc. Adam C. Ross, 19, of Lyman, S.C.
Ross died on July 24 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to the Army, Ross died of injuries he sustained when his patrol received small arms fire.
Ross was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regimant, 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Team, V Corps, Vicenza, Italy.
Soetoro very pleased
I’ve had a couple of good years not having to worry about my son being in the middle east. You get lulled into a false sense of security. Then you hear he is deploying again and it is like someone has punched you in the gut. Now all I see are the death tolls coming out of Afghanistan. I told him I wouln’t sign his permission slip for this field trip but he just laughed and said Uncle Sam doesn’t need a permission slip.
Our flag is at half staff today.