18 May 2011
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. 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