June 21, 2010
The Pentagon says a soldier from Northern Virginia has been killed in Afghanistan.
Twenty-five-year-old Pfc. Benjamin Park of Fairfax Station died Friday in Zhari district, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Officials say insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device.
Park was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Officials say Park joined the Army in August 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January.
His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.
Park is survived by his parents in Fairfax Station.
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