Politics & Government

October 9, 2009

Wounded soldier becomes 5th to die after Afghan ambush

An ambush that raised questions about the whether U.S. troops in Afghanistan have enough artillery, air support and intelligence has claimed a fifth U.S. service member. Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook died Wednesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Westbrook's rifle had been passed to McClatchy reporter Jonathan S. Landay as insurgents closed in on the American forces Sept. 8.

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