World Politics Review: Remembering a Fallen Soldier

14.09.09

Categorie: Afghanistan, David Axe, Jason Reich, Reich in Afghanistan |

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by DAVID AXE and JASON REICH

Elements of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division are engaged in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province, southwest of Kabul. The division’s Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, lost 8 killed and 25 wounded in just three months in mid-2009. Twenty-one-year-old Spc. Justin Pellerin, who was killed by a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan Aug. 20, is one such casualty. In the days following his death, Pellerin’s friends remembered him, and mourned his loss. David Axe and Jason Reich report for World Politics Review.

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3 Responses to “World Politics Review: Remembering a Fallen Soldier”

  1. Ami says:

    Great coverage! I haven’t heard too much reporting and documentation on the soldiers’ voice in regards to the tremendous losses of life mounting. Thank you for bringing their voices forward. I would like to hear more. Will there be more coverage of soldiers’ responses to the events of the last month?

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  3. [...] The armored truck came apart in a puff of smoke and debris. It was Aug. 20, election day in Wardak province, Afghanistan, southwest of Kabul. U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan had braced for increased levels of violence on this day. But the massive bomb — constructed of a plastic barrel with a nitrate fertilizer filler — that struck the American truck was more than anyone expected. Of the two U.S. Army soldiers riding in the front of the vehicle when the bomb struck, one was seriously injured. Specialist Justin Pellerin, 21, the driver, died instantly. [...]

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