|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1979, Vietnam|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 2007, Afghanistan|
Army Sgt. Long N. Nguyen, 27, of Portland, Ore.; assigned to the 141st Brigade Support Battalion, Oregon National Guard, Portland, Ore.; died Feb. 10 of a non-combat-related wound in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
Oregon Guardsman dies in Afghanistan
Published Feb. 13 2007 - Oregonian
A 27-year-old Oregon National Guard soldier from Portland died Saturday in Afghanistan, authorities announced Monday
Sgt. Long N. Nguyen died of a "non-combat related wound" in Mazar-e-Sharif, according to notices from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Oregon National Guard.
Nguyen's death is under investigation and his family has asked for privacy, said Capt. Mike Braibish, Oregon National Guard public affairs officer.
The 41st deployed about 950 soldiers to Afghanistan last summer to help train the Afghan National Army. Nguyen took care of equipment and supply needs as a property book handler and supply specialist.
The Guard's announcement said Nguyen had attended Portland State University before his deployment and had shown interest in a program to become a commissioned officer.
Nguyen's fellow soldiers in the 141st described him as "outgoing, well-known and well-liked," the notice said. "He was known as a hard worker and good at his job... The unit recognized him as the 2005 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year."
Nguyen was the 90th member of the military from Oregon or Southwest Washington to die in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the first from the Oregon National Guard to die since September's death of Sgt. Nathaniel B. "Brad" Lindsey, 38, of Troutdale.
"Every casualty affects us all personally and very deeply," Braibish said Monday. "And all of our hearts are very heavy." CM
Willamette National Cemetery
Plot: Sec JJ Site 451
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Feb 12, 2007
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