Defense Dept. Confirms Death Of Overland Park Soldier

By: Posted by Melissa Brunner
By: Posted by Melissa Brunner

(WIBW) - The Department of Defense confirmed Monday that a Kansas soldier was killed in Afghanistan.

28-year old Sgt. Michael Knapp of Overland Park was shot and killed Friday when enemy forces attacked his unit. A second soldier, Sgt. Jabraun Knox from Indiana, also died in the attack.

The soldiers were assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

Knapp was two days from taking a two-week leave to see his wife and nine-month old daughter.

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