5th sfg

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died June 9, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. The incident is under investigation.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund and Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Spc. Justin R. Helton, assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Cpl. Justin R. Clouse and Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.


Soldier from 5th SFG gets ripped out of the plane when his reserve chute opens.

Army Sergeant First Class Aaron A. Henderson. 2 OCT 2012.

Died at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in an insurgent attack on Sept. 30 involving an improvised explosive device in Zombalay Village, Afghanistan.  Henderson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.