IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Both soldiers died March 22, 2019, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation.

The deceased are:

Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Lindsay was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.

For more information regarding Spc. Joseph P. Collette media may contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at 719-526-7525.  After hours, contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 719-526-5500 and ask for the on-call public affairs officer.

For more information regarding Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, public affairs chief, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, at 910-432-3383 or loren.bymer@socom.mil.