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Army Pfc. Justin R. Davis

Died June 25, 2006 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

19, of Gaithersburg, Md.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died June 25 when he came in contact with indirect fire while on patrol during combat operations in Korengal, Afghanistan.

10th Mountain Division soldier killed in Afghanistan

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — A 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed near the village of Kandalay in the Kunar province June 25 during combat operations as a part of Operation Mountain Thrust.

Pfc. Justin R. Davis, 19, was an infantryman assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (LI).

A native of Gaithersburg, Md., Davis entered the Army in June 2005 and trained at Fort Benning, Ga., to be an infantryman.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment in December 2005 and deployed with that unit to Afghanistan in February 2006.

Davis’ awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Afghan Campaign Medal.

He is survived by his father, Dennis Johnson, of Columbia, Md., and mother, Paula Davis, of Gaithersburg, Md.

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