2007 Citadel Graduate Killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, died Jan. 10 from injuries suffered during a firefight in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed Thursday in Afghanistan, according to a Fort Stewart press release.

Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, a 2007 graduate of The Citadel, died from injuries suffered when his unit was attacked during a patrol in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan.

Wittman, a native of Chester, Va., was an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in 2008 and arrived at Fort Stewart in February of 2012. His awards included the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, according to the release.

This was Wittman's second deployment.

Sgt. Wittman had previously been awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, according to The Citadel's website. The military college says 18 Citadel graduates have died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Patti Trzcinski January 16, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Yes SGT Wittman was a Citadel graduate, Class of 2007. He was deployed along with my now son-in-law during their senior year. He returned home, finished school and continued his Army career. He told my daughter he didn't want to be in the back, he wanted to be up front...in the fight....making a difference. Aaron was an amazing young man who loved his country enough to serve. George/LCD: For you or anyone else to question anything about his life is inexcusable
stanley seigler January 16, 2013 at 04:32 AM
why the f do idiots wonder re nits...this is the wondering of small (very small) minds... God bless the hero's family and grant them peace... dont know where these kids get their courage, ability, and dedication to our country...i (and the wonderers) never could have measured up to their standards.
stanley seigler January 16, 2013 at 05:20 AM
just profusely apologize...dont arrograntly boast of your 'possible' contributions...get facts before you wonder...you should have known better...
stanley seigler January 16, 2013 at 05:28 AM
PS dont try to excuse your inexcusable comments...
George Grace January 16, 2013 at 05:45 PM
You answered the question. He wasn't a Citadel grad when he was enlisted. Just a question, no disrespect intended.


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