Hawaii-based US Army Staff Sergeant Joseph J. Altmann, was killed in action on 25th December 2011 during an enemy attack using small arms on his unit in Kunar province.
27-year-old Staff Sgt. Altmann, a combat medic from Marshfield, Wisconsin, served with the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment. He had previously on two combat missions in Iraq.
According to a news report on JSOnline, he married in February and re-enlisted in the Army in October for another four years of service. He expected to return home by March.
More information to follow.