Welch is third member of 3/1 killed in last six weeks
By Jeff D'Alessio
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10:16 am (Updated: April 6, 3:11 pm)
A Fort Knox soldier on his first combat tour in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, died Sunday from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
He was less than three years into his military career.
Welch attended high school in Wylie, Texas, and attended the University of North Texas in Denton from 2003-2007.
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