The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Falkel, 22, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., died on Aug. 8, 2005, in Deh Afghan, Afghanistan, when his unit was conducting combat operations andwas engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire. Falkel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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