Ft. Richardson Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

A Fort Richardson soldier died in Afghanistan on Wednesday. 23-year-old Private First Class- Amy Renee Sinkler was a motor transport operator and was killed when her vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade on Jan 19.

Sinkler was from Chadbourn North Carolina.

She was assigned to the 109th Transportation Company, 3rd Manuever Enhancement brigade at Fort Richardson. Sinkler joined the Army in August of 2009 and arrived in Alaska in one year ago.

There were three other soldiers in the vehicle but they were not injured.

Next of kin have been notified.

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