The deaths of Nouv and Lawson were part of a heartbreaking stretch for the 359th,which deployed to Afghanistan in January.
The company, which has taken on the hazardous job of providing security for convoys, has lost three soldiers in 40 days.
Sgt. Justin R. Johnson was killed June 18 by indirect fire at Bagram Air Base, then camethe deaths of Nouv and Lawson on July 27. Prior to this, the last combat-related deathsof Fort Eustis-based soldiers were in 2008 in Iraq.Doug Echols, senior pastor at Bethel Baptist, called on the mourners to not let Caryn'sdeath be in vain, but to cherish the freedom for which she fought. "Every time you hearthe national anthem being played at a football game or baseball game, stand there, stareat that flag and remember Caryn," he said.White said there were "positive signs" that military service was helping her find direction.She would have come home with the 359th this fall."Now, with wounds healed and her spirit settled," White said, "she has found that forwhich her soul longed all along, in the safety and security of her savior's embrace."
POLITICIANS REFUSE TO HALT THEBLOODSHEDTHE TROOPS HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THEWAR
13 August 2013 TOLOnews.Local officials of Jawzjan province confirmed that a tribal elder named Sayed Azizullahwas shot dead by a group of unidentified gunmen on Tuesday.Officials were not sure of the motive behind the attack, but they suspect it was related toMr. Azizullah's cooperation with local Afghan security forces in the area. The incident took place in the Darz Aab district of the province while Mr. Azizullah wason his way home.Reportedly, the tribal elder was working with security forces to prevent the Taliban fromgaining control in several parts of the province. However, no one, including the Taliban,has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.