Everyone here at 92.9 the Lake was very sad to hear of  the death of one of our local patriots. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Captain Aaron Istre of Vinton. According to the official release from Fort Hood:


Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died March 24 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Captain Aaron D. Istre, 37, whose home of record is listed as Vinton, La., died March 24 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He joined the military in November 1998 and was assignment to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood since June 2009.

Istre deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2005 to November 2006. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2011.

Istre's awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.