Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Mississippi native dies in Afghanistan

A Mississippi native was one of three soldiers killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said. Charles B. Kitowski III, 31, was living in Farmers Branch, TX but was born in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Kitowski and the two others died Sunday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Also killed with Kitowski were Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey D. Kettle, 31, of Madill, Okla., and Staff Sgt. Jesse G. Clowers Jr., 27, of Herndon, Va. They were both part of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg. Kitowski was assigned to the 345th Psychological Operations Company, 2nd Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Rest in peace Soldiers.

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