Release Nr: 1108-09
August 27, 2011
Fort Drum Public Affairs
10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan
Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed in Kandahar providence, Afghanistan on Thursday, August 25 when his unit was attacked with small arms fire.
Killed is PFC Jesse W. Dietrich, age 20, of Venus, Texas.
Dietrich was an infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. Dietrich joined the Army in March 2009, and after completing training came to Fort Drum in July 2010. He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.
Dietrich's awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Dietrich is survived by a child and father.