DoD announces death of Ohio soldier

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Specialist Gerald R. Jenkins, 19, of Circleville, Ohio, died October 20 in Maquan, Zhari district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.

Circleville is south of Columbus, OH.