As part of what is now the deadliest month of the war in Afghanistan, two Fort Campbell soldiers died Friday in Kandahar.
Sgt. Kyle Stout of Texarkana was killed by an improvised explosive device when insurgents attacked his unit. He served with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division. Stout enlisted and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2006. He’s survived by his parents who live in Wake Village, Texas.
Stout was part of the same artillery unit as 21-year-old Spc. Michael Stansbery of Mt. Juliet, whose death was announced Sunday by the Department of Defense. A memorial will be held for both men in Afghanistan.
July’s 66 fatalities have now surpassed June as the deadliest month for U.S. forces in the nearly nine-year war.