The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C.
Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, N.C.;
Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison, 23, of Maysville, N.C. and
Sgt. Donna R. Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C.
For more information, media may contact the North Carolina Army National Guard public affairs office in Raleigh, N.C., at 919-612-9712.