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Greenville soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted September 19, 2012

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— A soldier from Greenville was among four military members killed Sunday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, died in Zabul province of injuries suffered when his position was attacked with small-arms fire, officials said.

Nelson was assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Others killed in the attack were 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, Wash.; Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, Texas, assigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord; and 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.

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  • bombayrunner Sep 19, 2012

    And our president side steps his roll as being Completely Responsible in is poor strategy that gets them killed. He IS Commander and Chief ... this should be BIG NEWS.

  • WageSlave Sep 19, 2012

    Bring them home.

  • Worland Sep 19, 2012

    More than 2120 casualties in Afghanistan. Not to mention the gov't has been mum on all the US aircraft that the insurgents have destroyed in the past few weeks. Not going well.

  • Flattop Sep 19, 2012

    God Bless these fallen Hero's. They don't want us over there and we keep spending billions and getting our young men and women killed. Time to get out.