03/07/10 — Soldier with local ties killed in Afghanistan

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Soldier with local ties killed in Afghanistan

By Staff Reports
Published in News on March 7, 2010 1:50 AM

An 82nd Airborne soldier with family ties to Goldsboro was killed last week in Afghanistan.

Specialist Josiah Crumpler, 27, of Hillsborough, died Monday when his patrol came under enemy attack in northwestern Afghanistan.

He was the grandson of Joyce Crumpler and the late David Crumpler of Goldsboro and the nephew of Christy Gandy and Darlene Andry. He was the son of Dennis and Pamela Crumpler of Hillsborough.

He is survived by his wife, Shana; two brothers, Micah and John Crumpler; and a sister, Joey Long.

According to a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne last week, 19 members of Crumpler's combat team have been killed in combat during their current tour of duty. The 4th Brigade, of which Crumpler was a member, is about halfway through its yearlong deployment to the region.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Walkers Funeral Home, 204 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Abundant Life Church, 512 U.S. 70 East, Hillsborough, with burial at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, west of Goldsboro.