US Army KIA (sadly many more to follow) in AFGH

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

1st Lt. Joseph J. Theinert, 24, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., died June 4 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using a rocket propelled grenade and an improvised explosive device. He was a New York Army National Guardsman assigned to 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Goldbricker said:
Uh, 1 Sqn, 71 Cav isnt a NY ARNG unit, its Regular Army.

NY's is 2 Sqn, 101Cav (RSTA) 27th Bde (L)

I'll ask around tommorrow to see if he was a Regular, or a Guardaman who volunteered for a tour
here is the DoD release info:

June 07, 2010
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

On the Web:
Media Contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132
Public Contact: or +1 (703) 428-0711 +1

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