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Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III

Died April 3, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


26, of Denton, Texas; assigned to 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.; died April 3 in FOB Salerno, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.

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Fort Knox soldier dies in Afghan combat

The Associated Press

FORT KNOX, Ky. — A Fort Knox soldier has died in combat in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Tuesday that 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III of Denton, Texas, died Sunday of wounds he received when insurgents attacked his base in Khowst province. Welch, 26, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

A news release from Fort Knox stated Welch was on his first combat tour. He entered the Army in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Knox in July 2009.

There will be a memorial service at Fort Knox on Friday in honor of him. There is also a memorial service scheduled for Thursday in Afghanistan.

 

 

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