Skip to main content

LATEST UPDATES: Election 2020: Live Results | Tracking COVID-19 | Racial Justice

Female Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Army Pfc. Patricia L. Horne, 20, died August 24 in Bagram, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. No cause of death was given.

Horne was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

Horne had written on her Facebook page that she graduated from Greenwood High School in Mississippi in 2010. She lists her hometown as Opelousas, Louisiana.

A friend who had learned of Horne's death wrote on her Facebook page:

I love you so much you are my first love and my bestfriend. You have accomplished Soo much. I think about you everyday n my heart is broken but I have memories that I would never forget. I thank God for me being able to be apart of your life. I miss you and love you.. If you are a battle buddy of Patricia thank you I have the utmost respect.

According to the Hattiesburg American, a total of 36 U.S. service women have lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom, with 24 of those women in the Army.


San Diego News Matters podcast branding

KPBS' daily news podcast covering local politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings so you can listen on your morning commute.

  • Need help keeping up with the news that matters most? Get the day's top news — ranging from local to international — straight to your inbox each weekday morning.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Curious San Diego banner

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.