Late yesterday, July 30, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Special Forces soldier from Tennessee, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., died July 28, 2013, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan.
There has been no information regarding other soldiers who might have been injured in this firefight.
The death of this American soldier brings to 2120 the number of U.S. troop losses since the war began in Afghanistan in 2001.
Sgt. New was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.
The United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) public affairs office at 910-908-3947 or 910-689-6187, in North Carolina, has more information on Sgt. New, including previous deployments and commendations.
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