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Story Last modified at 8:42 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fort Rich soldier killed in Afghanistan


Pfc. Amy Renee Sinkler

Pfc. Amy Renee Sinkler, 23, a motor transport operator, was killed at 3:15 a.m., Jan. 20 (Afghanistan time) or 2:45 p.m., Jan. 19 (Alaska time) when her Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. She was the gunner in the turret of her vehicle while in a convoy en route to Forward Operating Base Killaghey, in Baghlan Province. There were three other soldiers in the vehicle but nonoe of them were injured.

Sinkler was from Chadbourn, N. C., and assigned to the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Fort Richardson. The 109th deployed to Afghanistan in July. Sinkler joined the Army in August 2009 and served at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., before arriving at Fort Richardson in January 2010.

A service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Soldier's Chapel on base.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.