US 10th Mountain Division Sergeant Andrew R. Tobin, from Jacksonville, Illinois, was killed in action on 24th August 2011 during a contact with enemy forces involving small arms. The incident occurred in Kandahar province.
24-year-old Sgt. Tobin deployed to Afghanistan in March this year. He previously served in the country from January to December last year. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Drum, New York.
Sgt. Tobin, who joined the army in January 2008, leaves his wife, his mother and father, his brother and a baby nephew, among other relatives and friends.