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Ft. Campbell Soldier: 1st Lt. John M. Runkle


1st Lt. John M. Runkle FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of this Fort Campbell soldier, one of six who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Staff 1st Lt. John M. Runkle, 27, of West Salem, Ohio, died May 25 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.



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