Schofield-based soldier dies in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Altmann - Photo Source: U.S. Army
Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Altmann - Photo Source: U.S. Army

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A soldier based out of Schofield Barracks has died in Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Altmann died on Christmas Day in the country's Kunar Province.

The DOD says the 27 year old died of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

Altmann, of Marshfield, Wis., was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

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