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Two Fort Carson soldiers killed while serving in Afghanistan

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 23, 2019

FORT CARSON – Saturday, the Department of Defense announced the deaths of two Fort Carson soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Both soldiers died on March 22nd, 2019 in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan.

According to the DoD, 29-year-old Spc. Joseph P. Collette, of Lancaster, Ohio died March 22nd from wounds sustained when his unit encountered enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan.

The DoD said Spc. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Disposal Group. He entered the Army on Nov. 8th, 2010, and arrived at Fort Carson on June 28th, 2012. He was deployed to Afghanistan from Dec. 27th, 2018 to March 21st, 2019.

Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay and Spc. Joseph P. Collette

The DoD also reported the death of Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay. The 33-year-old Lindsay is from Cortez, Colorado and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.

Lindsay enlisted in the Army on July 7th, 2004 and was assigned to 2nd Bn., 10th SFG (A) in July 2006. His deployments include five tours to Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He was also deployed to Tajikistan in 2016 supporting the Counter-Narcotics Terrorism mission and Afghanistan supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

He is survived by his wife and four daughters.