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Fort Campbell Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died June 15th when his mounted patrol came under fire in the Shigalwasheltan district, Afghanistan.

Spc. Benjamin D. Osborn, 27, of Queensbury, NY, was an infantryman assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in April 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2009.

His awards and decorations include:

Spc. Benjamin D. Osborn

Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge (driver/wheeled vehicle) and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

Osborn is survived by his wife Nicole J. Osborn of Clarksville, TN and parents Beverly and William Osborn of Queensbury, NY. 

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan.


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