Fort Knox solider killed in Afghanistan

courtesy: Department of Defense
courtesy: Department of Defense

Posted by Sarah Eisenmenger email

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (WAVE) – A Fort Knox Soldier died in Khowst Province, Afghanistan Tuesday.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was killed on his first deployment.

His death resulted from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

The 26-year-old was an infantry officer assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

Frison began his military service in April 2009 and arrived to Fort Knox in October 2010.

His awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

He has been awarded the NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart posthumously.

Fort Knox will hold a memorial service in 1st Lt. Frison's honor at a time to be determined.  A memorial service also is scheduled to be held by his unit in Afghanistan.

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