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Army Spc. Ryan P. Jayne

Died November 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


22, of Campbell, N.Y., assigned to 178th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, U.S. Army Reserve, Oswego, N.Y.; died Nov. 3 of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device in Paktia province, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne and Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz were also killed in the incident.


Funeral set for soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

PORT HENRY, N.Y. — The last of three funerals is set for the Army Reservists from upstate New York killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.

The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports that the funeral for 22-year-old Spc. Ryan Jayne of Campbell will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at his alma mater, Corning East High School.

He was killed along with fellow combat engineers 27-year-old Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz of Alden and 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Dain Venne of Port Henry while conducting route-clearing duties in Paktiya province on Nov. 3.

They were members of the Watertown-based 479th Engineering Battalion of the 411th Engineering Brigade in New Windsor.

Venne's funeral was Tuesday in Port Henry. The funeral for Gornewicz was Monday.

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