Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 7, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died of wounds suffered June 4, in Laghman province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Sgt. Christopher R. Bell, 21, of Golden, Miss.;
Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 28, of Quitman, Texas;
Spc. Devin A. Snyder, 20, of Cohocton, N.Y.; and
Pfc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., 21, of L’Anse, Mich.