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Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle

Died July 28, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


38, of Lebanon, Ohio; assigned to 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 28 in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.

Wife: Soldier from Ohio killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

LEBANON, Ohio — A southwest Ohio woman says her 38-year-old soldier husband has been killed in Afghanistan.

Monica Estle said she was informed in a visit by two military representatives to her home in South Lebanon that Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Estle was fatally shot Saturday. No details were immediately released by the Pentagon.

Estle told WKRC-TV in Cincinnati that her husband had been in the Army 19 years and had served two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He was due to visit home within 10 days.

Survivors include Estle’s wife and three children. Funeral services will be scheduled later in Lebanon.

Funeral set for soldier from southern Ohio

The Associated Press

LEBANON, Ohio — A funeral is scheduled for a soldier from southern Ohio who was killed in Afghanistan.

Services will be held Tuesday for 38-year-old Army Sgt. First Class Bobby Lee Estle at a church in his hometown of Lebanon.

The Army said Estle was killed July 28 when his unit was attacked with small arms fire in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

The Dayton Daily News reported that Estle had served in the military for 20 years and was on his fourth tour of duty. He served two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He was scheduled to return home Oct. 22.

Another soldier from his unit also was killed in the attack.

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