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The Mountaineer Online

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Soldier from 1st Brigade Combat Team died Saturday in Kaftar Khan, Afghanistan, from wounds he sustained in a weapons attack.

Killed was Cpl. Joshua A. Harton, 23, of Bethlehem, Pa.

Harton joined the Army in June 2007, and after completing his training, he arrived at Fort Drum in December 2007. He served as a cannon crewmember with 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment.

He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 1st Brigade Combat Team in April. It was his first deployment.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and the Driver Mechanic Badge. He had completed the Field Artillery Cannon Systems Qualification Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course this year before deploying.

Harton is survived by his mother, father and sister.


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