ALAMEDA (BCN) — A U.S. Army soldier from Alameda died Thursday from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood, 27, was fatally wounded in the Kandahar province when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device, department officials said.

Trueblood was assigned to the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Spinelli Barracks, Mannheim, Germany.

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Comments (5)
  1. jorgep says:

    as before when we go into war or a police action there are always deaths unfortunately we do not have a robot army.i did not know this soldier but he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.god bless you ssg trueblood.i am a vietnam veteran served in 1969-1970 in the central highlands.we are just doing our job and following orders.we are american soldiers and patriots!!!

    1. support the troops says:

      I’m glad you made it home safe from vietnam. thank you for serving our country. I am totally against war but I will always support the soldiers. ssg trueblood was a friend of my friend. I did not know him personally but I still feel for my friend and the family of the soldier. it’s really sad.

  2. RM says:

    My heart goes out to the family and all the people SSG Trueblood life has touched.
    I thank him for standing on that wall of freedom and protecting my family. I too have a son serving in the 82 Airborne, he will be deploying to Afghanistan this year. I believe the time SSG Tureblood spent serving in Afghanistan will make safer so I may see my son again. Thank You SSG Trueblood.

  3. Huldah1776 says:

    RIP SSG Trueblood. Prayers for his family and friends from a Gold Star sister and recruit mom. We will never forget. Prayers for his fellow soldiers. Thank you all for protecting us.

  4. Ptown says:

    words arent enough. thank you for sacrificing your life for our childrens sake. god bless you.

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