Soldier From N.J. Killed In Afghanistan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP/CBS 2) — A U.S. Army soldier from New Jersey has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Thursday that Sgt. Michael D. Kirspel Jr. died Wednesday from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

The 23-year-old soldier from Hopatcong was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery (Strike), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Kirspel was a 2006 graduate of Hopatcong High School.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Josephine McKevitt- Kirspel

    You will be truly missed Michael. Your dad and I will always have a great void in our hearts. You are with our Lord and at peace. We shall meet again. Love you

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  • andres ortiz

    sympathy and prayers for you and family.good luck in ur voyage brother.

  • Jimmy

    Thank You for your service from the bottom of my heart.

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