Funeral For Lawton Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Held Wednesday

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 12:10 pm
By: News On 6

LAWTON, OK -- A 29-year-old Lawton soldier is one of four soldiers whose deaths were officially announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

The body of Spc. Charles Jirtle was flown back to Oklahoma over the weekend.

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The military says Jirtle died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device June 7 in Konar, Afghanistan.

Jirtle's funeral took place in Lawton on Wednesday.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.