LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Department of Defense has confirmed the death of a Lafayette soldier, and former McCutcheon Maverick, Sergeant Kyle Osborn.
Osborn died Thursday in Afghanistan from wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with guns and rocket propelled grenades. Osborn was 26 years old.
Kyle's father, Creigh Osborn, said he will never forget the moment when the chaplain knocked on his door Thursday morning.
"They said, 'Are you the father of Kyle Bruce Osborn?'" said Creigh. "I said, 'Yes I am sir.' He said, 'The United States of America and the Army regret to inform you that your son was killed today, this day, in a small arms gun battle in Afghanistan.'"
Yet, Creigh said he will also never forget the memories he shared with his son.
"He lived life to the fullest," said Creigh. "He got everything he could out of every second of every day and he charged head on into whatever he did. He was a true warrior in a lot of different ways."
According to Osborn's aunt, the family will fly to Dover, Del. on Sunday to receive Osborn's body. There have been no announcements on when or where Osborn's funeral will be held.
NewsChannel 18 will continue to keep you updated as that information becomes available.
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