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Name: Army Pvt. Benjamin B. Tollefson


Age: 22


From: Concord, Calif.


Assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.


Incident: Army Pvt. Benjamin B. Tollefson died Dec. 31 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Ghazaliya.


Died: December 31, 2008


Fort Riley soldier dies in Iraq attack

The Associated Press

FORT RILEY, Kan. — A Fort Riley soldier has died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit in Iraq.

The Army says 22-year-old Pvt. Benjamin Tollefson of Concord, Calif., died Dec. 31 in Balad, Iraq. Tollefson was an infantryman assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division based at the northeast Kansas post.

Fort Riley spokeswoman Deb Skidmore said Tollefson was in his first tour of duty in Iraq. He entered the Army in August 2007 and was assigned to Fort Riley in March 2008.


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Benjamin B Tollefson
BY Anonymous on Jan 29, 2009
  Benjamin,

True hero- never ever forgotten. Thank you for giving my family the gift of freedom. Our prayers go out to your family whom we know are missing a wonderful son, patriot and human.

s. swim


 


Prayers & Condolences For:
Benjamin B Tollefson
BY Anonymous on Jan 24, 2009
  Lord bless these heroes; Who have given their lives. Comfort their families, their friends and loved ones. Let us not forget; They have given their all.


 

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Benjamin B Tollefson
BY miyembro on Jan 11, 2009
  Your sacrifice will remain in our hearts for a lifetime,

with intense gratitude. May God bless you and your family.

Rest Safely and Securely in God's Loving Arms.
 

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BY John on Jan 06, 2009
  May the grace of God, the love of Jesus, and the peace of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family forever.
 


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