COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two soldiers deployed from the Fort Carson Army Base died from wounds sustained Friday during combat in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, the U. S. Department of Defense announced Saturday. Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colo., and Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancsater, Ohio, passed away.
Sgt. Lindsay was a member of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Carson. Spc. Collette was assigned to base’s 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group.
The DOD did not provide details of the incident other than to say the pair was among the American military supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. But a press release from Fort Carson stated Collette’s unit “encountered enemy fire.”
Both Fort Carson and the Department of Defense said the incident is under investigation.