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Army Staff Sgt. Jerome Firtamag

Died February 24, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

29, of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; assigned to 96th Combat Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 24 in Pembroke, Ky., after being medically evacuated from Kandahar, Afghanistan on Dec. 1, 2010, for treatment of a non-combat illness.

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Soldier from 101st who served in Afghanistan dies

The Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Fort Campbell says a 101st Airborne Division soldier who had served in Afghanistan until December has died of liver cancer.

The Defense Department says 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Jerome Firtamag of Pohnpei, Micronesia, was medically evacuated from Kandahar to the U.S. on Dec. 1 and died Thursday in Pembroke, Ky.

He was an avionic radar repairer assigned to Bravo Company, 96th Combat Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in March 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberley Firtamag of Hopkinsville; and his parents, John Firtamag and Ruth Giyeg of San Antonio, Texas.

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