Clark Native Killed In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Army solider who grew up in Clark was killed in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced yesterday.

Sgt. James W. Harvey II, 23, of Toms River, died June 20 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.


Harvey was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.

Harvey, a graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, is survived by his parents and three sisters. He is the first soldier from Clark to give his life in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2004, Private First Class Stephen C. Benish was killed by enemy fire while serving in the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Iraq.

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