A soldier from the 101st Airborne Division died Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday afternoon.
Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr. , 31, died after his unit was attacked with small arms fire in Paktya Province during combat operations.
The Milton, Pennsylvania native was assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team in the 101st Airborne Division and stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
As of 10 a.m. Monday 1,775 U.S. service members have been killed in action while supporting OEF in Afghanistan, a DoD casualty statistics report details. A total of 2,276 U.S. personnel including service members and DoD civilians have died during OEF either in action or from non-hostile causes in Afghanistan and other locations.