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SALUTING THE BRAVE: Kennewick Man Killed In Afghanistan

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The Department Of Defense released the names four soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on June 18th. One of those soldiers, Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21, is from Kennewick. 

We are working on getting more information, but the press release issued by the DOD can be read below:

Department of Department of Defense Press Release: 

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died June 18, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.

Killed were:

Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, 25, of Hobe Sound, Fla, assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va.,

Spc. Ember M. Alt, 21, of Beech Island, S.C.,

Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21, of Kennewick, Wash., and

Spc. William R. Moody, 30, of Burleson, Texas, all assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

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