Louisiana soldier dies in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Louisiana soldier dies in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

POSTED: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:09am

A Louisiana man died on March 24 in Kabul in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Captain Aaron D. Istre, 37, stationed out of Fort Hood, TX, was on his third deploy mission. Circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation, so no information has been provided.

Captain Istre was last living in the Vinton area. A person close to his family contacted NBC33 News and tells us that Istre'S wife is from Denham Springs. We’re told he was the father of three children.

According to a release provided by Foot Hood, Captain Istre’s awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

He joined the military in November 1998 and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood since June 2009.

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