3rd Guardsman this week dies in Afghanistan

July 9, 2009 10:00:50 AM PDT
A 24-year-old man from Galesburg is the third member of the Illinois Army National Guard to die this week in Afghanistan. Christopher Talbert died when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

Talbert enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in 2007. This was his first deployment.

Two other Guard members died this week when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb Monday. They were 41-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Derwin Williams of suburban Glenwood and 35-year-old Specialist Chester Hosford of Ottawa.


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