We honor three Kentuckians who gave their lives serving in Afghanistan:
Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher Chapleau, 33, formerly of Oldham County, died June 30. He was a father, husband, brother and son whose mother lives in Lexington. An infantryman, Sgt. Chapleau was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
Pfc. Michael S. Pridham, 19, of Louisville, part of a tank crew, was killed July 6 at Qalat in southern Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Newly married and expecting his first child, Pfc. Pridham was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Hohenfels, Germany.
Pfc. Nathaniel D. Garvin, 20, of Radcliff died July 12. He leaves a wife and children. A helicopter mechanic, Pfc. Garvin was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell.
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Our condolences go to their families and friends.