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

1st Lt. Robert N. Bennedsen, 25, of Vashon, Wash., died July 18 at Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at or 011-49-162-271-6685.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

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One comment

  1. Donald Shawver

    May God richly bless the Bennedsen Family and I am so sorry for their loss. I am sure this CAV Soldier was an excellent asset to the CAV. Unfornutantley freedom means must blood be shed for it’s sustainment. I am free because of the likes of this fine young man,and so many others like him and the her’s, also and I never take it for granted, not one second.

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