The military says 27-year-old Staff Sgt. David P. Senft of Grass Valley, Calif., died Monday after being injured at Kandahar Airfield.
Senft was a UH-60 helicopter repairman assigned to the 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.
The post said he joined the Army in March 2002 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Pvt. Alyssa S. Senft of Fort Lewis, Wash.; son, Landon N. Ryan of Sardinia, Ohio; mother, Lee A Snyder of Riverbank, Calif.; and father, David H. Senft of Grass Valley.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Staff Sgt. David P. Senft of Grass Valley:
“Staff Sergeant David Senft was a courageous soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Maria and I were deeply saddened to learn of his death and will be forever grateful for his selfless service. On behalf of all Californians, we extend our sympathies to David’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
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