Saturday, June 14, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRDW) - The Department of Defense announced today a soldier from Georgia was killed in action earlier this week.
Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia was killed Monday, June 9, along with four other soldiers fighting in Gaza Village, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
McDonald was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The other men killed include: Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California, Spc. Justin R. Helton, 25, of Beaver, Ohio, Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, Washington, and Pvt. 2nd Class Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, Illinois.