NJ Soldier Killed in Action

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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NJ Soldier Killed in Action

Corporal Michael D. Jankiewicz

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A soldier from New Jersey has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Tuesday that 23-year-old Army Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz of Ramsey died Friday when the CV-22 Osprey aircraft in which he was riding crashed during a combat operation in Zabul Province.

Two Air Force crew members and a government contractor also were killed. The Army said the crash did not result from enemy fire.

Jankiewicz was an Army Ranger, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Fort Benning, Ga.

He was on his second tour in Afghanistan. He also had deployed twice to Iraq.

He was a graduate of Bergen County Technical High School and enlisted in July 2006.

He is survived by his mother, Serena, of Ramsey, and his father, Anthony, of Stroudsburg, Pa.
 

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