Oklahoma soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, April 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Bagram, Afghanistan-AP) -- An Oklahoma soldier has been killed in fighting in Afghanistan.

Military officials say Private Jerod R-Dennis of Oklahoma died today from wounds he suffered during a gun battle yesterday with rebel fighters in eastern Afghanistan.

Dennis was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Thirty coalition soldiers have died in combat since the war in Afghanistan began in October 2001. There are 11-thousand 500 soldiers from 23 countries still in Afghanistan.

Dennis is Oklahoma's fifth causality.