RELEASE NUMBER: 100322-01
DATE POSTED: MARCH 22, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: Army Ranger died from wounds received in combat
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, March 22, 2010) — An Army Ranger died March 16, from wounds received during combat operations March 13 in Afghanistan while serving with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash.
Sgt. Joel David Clarkson, 23, was seriously wounded in a fierce engagement with a heavily armed enemy force in the Farah Province. Treated immediately by unit medical personnel, he was quickly evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility and subsequently transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany where he died March 16. He was on his fifth deployment in support of the War on Terror with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.
Yes. R.I.P. Sgt. Clarkson. My nephew is about to be deployed to Afghanistan next month. It will be his first tour since he is fresh out of bootcamp in December. He is 21 and just got married Feb.26. We all hope and pray for his safe return.
Rest In Peace Noble Warrior!