Hawaii-Based Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

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Pfc. Joshua L. Jetton

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Joshua L. Jetton, 21, of Sebring, Fla., died Jun. 20th in Kunar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.


He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Pfc. Jetton’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Army Service Medal.

Pfc. Jetton joined the United States Army Aug. 11, 2010 as an Infantryman. This was his first deployment.

Submitted by MAJ David Bolender, Deputy PAO, 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii