LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The McCutcheon High School Athletic Department released a statement Friday afternoon, regarding a former McCutcheon Maverick, Kyle Osborn, who is reported to have been killed in Afghanistan. Osborn was a member of the U.S. Army.
The United States Department of Defense has not confirmed Osborn's death.
McCutcheon Athletic Director Ryan Walden issued a statement on behalf of the Maverick Nation.
"The McCutcheon Athletic Department is saddened by the loss of a great Maverick, outstanding leader from our community, and a true American," said Walden. "We are thankful for everything that Kyle has done for our community and country, and cherish the memories from when he wore a McCutcheon uniform."
Walden says teachers and staff have been reflecting on one of their most memorable students.
While at McCutcheon, Osborn was a member of both the football and wrestling teams.
Walden says Osborn was sometimes a little mischievous and made everyone around him laugh.
"He was an outstanding leader, he strived to be the best he could be and that unique character that Kyle had to be squirrelly and still be a leader is something that we'll always remember and really describes who he was here at McCutcheon," Walden said.
NewsChannel 18 will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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