The Department of Defense announced today the death of a South Carolina soldier serving Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class John H. Jarrell, 32, of the Hampton County town of Brunson, S.C. died July 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
He was one of two killed in this attack. Jarrell was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.