Menifee-Based Army Staff Sgt Killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Menifee-based soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom...

Staff Sgt. Nigel D. Kelly, 26, Menifee, Calif. He was assigned to 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

He died June 25, at Kunar province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their units with small arms fire. Also killed was 1st. Lt. Dimitri A. Del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, Fla, of the same unit.

For more information, please contact 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at 808-655-6351.


  1. Thanks for your service. My heart goes out to your family.

  2. The Berneathy'sJuly 08, 2011 8:11 PM

    We would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family of Staff Sgt. Kelly who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. RIP


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