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PFC. Benjamin J. Park killed by IED in Kandahar Afghanistan

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 3:58 pm In News | No Comments

PFC. Benjamin J. Park

PFC. Benjamin J. Park

The Logo of the 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY — A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died June 18th when his dismounted patrol encountered an improvised explosive device in the Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Pfc. Benjamin J. Park, 25, of Fairfax Station, VA., was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in August 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2010.

Park’s awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

Park is survived by his mother, In Sook Park, and father, Do Hyun Park of Fairfax Station, VA.


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