May 20, 2011

Cpl. Brandon M. Kirton

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, Colo., died May 18 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and mortar rounds. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

For more information, media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 931-561-0131.

UPDATE: May 20, 2011 -- Spc. Kirton was posthumously promoted to corporal.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP soldier, Thanks for giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, you will never be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

RIP Cpl Kirton. You are a true hero, I am praying for your family, especially your beautiful baby girl, Heaven Lee and your fiancée Charity. Thank you Cpl Kirton for protecting your country and for your ultimate sacrifice, you will never be forgotten