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Three Soldiers From JBLM Killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, Spc. Joshua N. Nelson and Pfc. Genaro Bedoy died on Sunday, Sept. 16, of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense

They died on Sunday, Sept. 16, in Zabul province due to injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms fire.  

Three of the four men killed were from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, of Honolulu, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA,
  • Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C., assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga., 
  • Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, Texas, assigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA,
  • Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

Information provided by the Department of Defense.

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