McAlester Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Attack

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 4:58 pm
By: News On 6

MCALESTER, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma soldier has been killed in an attack in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Sergeant Jason J. McCluskey, 26, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died on November 4, 2010, when insurgents attacked his unit at Zarghun Shahr in Afghanistan's Mohammad Agha district.

The Department of Defense said McCluskey was assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion, 20 Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The McAlester newspaper reports that McCluskey graduated from McAlester High School in 2004 and joined the Army in April 2006. Funeral services are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in McAlester.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story