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Army Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz

Died April 9, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

23, of Ramsey, N.J.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.; died April 9 in Zabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the CV-22 Osprey he was flying in crashed.

NJ town to honor soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

RAMSEY, N.J. — Residents in a northern New Jersey town on Thursday plan to honor an Army Ranger who died in a plane crash in Afghanistan.

Ramsey residents plan to line up as Cpl. Michael Jankiewicz’s coffin is taken to a funeral home. His funeral will take place Sunday.

The 23-year-old died Friday when the CV-22 Osprey aircraft in which he was riding crashed during a combat operation.

Two Air Force crew members and a government contractor also were killed. The Army said the crash did not result from enemy fire.

Jankiewicz was on his second tour in Afghanistan. He also had deployed twice to Iraq.

The Bergen County Technical High School graduate enlisted in July 2006.

His mother, Serena, lives in Ramsey and his father, Anthony, lives in Stroudsburg, Pa.

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