The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Russell E. Madden, 29, of Dayton, Ky., died June 23 at Charkh district, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with rocket fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Conn Barracks, Germany.
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UPDATE: July 1, 2010 - Pfc. Madden was posthumously promoted to Specialist.
CORRECTION: July 1, 2010 - Logar province is corrected from Konar province.