Formerly Known as Freefalling
- Sep 8, 2006
- Not Afghanistan
PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Special Forces Soldier killed by IED in Afghanistan
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug 14, 2009) — A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier was killed Aug. 12 as a result of an improvised explosive device strike to his high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, while conducting a combat patrol in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Capt. John Tinsley, 28, was fatally wounded when he encountered an IED in the course of conducting a routine patrol. He was a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha detachment commander assigned to, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Bragg, NC.
Tinsley is survived by his wife, Emily Tinsley, daughter Isabella, and parents John Tinsley, Debra Tinsley.