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Spc. Jerod H. Osborne, 20, died July 5, 2010, in Yakuta, Afghanistan

Jerod H Osborne

Died: July 5, 2010

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Branch: U.S. Army

Spc. Jerod H. Osborne, 20, died July 5, 2010, in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using a makeshift bomb. Osborne, of Royse City, Texas, had previously received a Bronze Star after he saved the lives of several injured civilians following the explosion of a roadside bomb. On the day he died, his body shielded a lieutenant riding in the front of the vehicle during what was described as a similar explosion, his family said.

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