Friday, April 13, 2007

Kyle G. Bohrnsen dies of injuries from I.E.D.

Kyle G. Bohrnsen loved to go bow hunting for elk and snowmobiling in his home state of Montana.

"He was a very athletic, outgoing individual," said Lt. John Bleile, an Army casualty assistance officer at Bohrn-sen's home Thursday.

Bohrnsen, 22, of Philipsburg, Mont., died Tuesday of wounds he suffered when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

The private first class was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Carson.

Born in Missoula, Mont., he graduated from Granite County High School in Philipsburg, Mont., in 2003. He played football for the school.

Bohrnsen attended college in Helena, Mont., before enlisting in the Army on Feb. 22, 2006.

"He loved to serve his country and had a keen sense of duty and selfless service," said Bleile.

Bohrnsen was deployed to Iraq last October, but kept in touch with his family through e-mail, voice mail and Webcam. His last contact was on Easter.

Services are tentatively scheduled for April 21 at the Granite County High School gym, with burial at Granite County Cemetery.

Bohrnsen is survived by his parents, Geoffrey and Elizabeth Bohrnsen, of Philipsburg; a sister, Danielle Bohrnsen, of Philipsburg; paternal grandparents Norman and Coreene Bohrnsen, of Philipsburg; and maternal grandparents, Jim and Peggy Fleming, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

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