Special Forces Group Soldiers Killed in IED Strike


PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Group Soldiers killed in IED Strike

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 17, 2009) — Three U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers died on Sept. 16, 2009 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The following Soldiers, all assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, N.C., died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 15, while conducting a mounted patrol:

Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Bohle, 29, native of Baltimore, Md., was a Special Forces medical sergeant.

Sgt. 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, 33, native of Hudson, N.Y., was a Special Forces intelligence sergeant.

Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 24, native of El Paso, Texas, was a Special Forces communications sergeant.

Bohle is survived by his wife Elizabeth and three daughters Breanna, Jocelyn and Braelyn of Sanford, N.C. and parents Donald and Linda Bohle, of Marydel, Md.

McCloskey is survived by his wife Jessica, daughter Katie and son Collin of Raeford, N.C. and parents Patrick and Kathryn McCloskey of Fayetteville, Ga.

Mills is survived by his wife Magen and son Malaki of Raeford, N.C. and parents Tommy and Celeste Mills of El Paso, Texas.

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Below are their respective bios (PDF Format):




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4 Responses to Special Forces Group Soldiers Killed in IED Strike

  1. Libby says:

    Well said, TV.

  2. TVNews says:

    Rest well.

    It is times like this that remind me why I am not well suited to be the President, a police officer, etc. Too many innocent people would get caught up in the wake if I responded the way my gut tells me to.

  3. Libby says:

    Yes. R.I.P. Noble Warriors.

    “Theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do or die…” A.Tennyson

  4. jimr says:

    R.I.P. Troopers!