Monday, June 3, 2013
The first day of June was a deadly one for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Three soldiers died in three separate incidents, including Army Spc. Kyle P. Stoeckli, 21, who was killed in an IED attack.
According to the Department of Defense, Stoeckli died June 1 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.
Stoeckli was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas.
Stoeckli was from Moseley, Virginia. According to his Facebook page, he graduated from Cosby High School in 2011.
Stoeckli was also apparently very good to his mother. Posted below is a video of Stoeckli and his Army buddies singing "Happy Birthday" to his mom: