Billings Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – A 26-year-old soldier from Billings was killed by a suicide bomber while on patrol in Afghanistan over the weekend.

The Department of Defense says Sgt. Jeremiah Wittman died Saturday.

Wittman’s family said he had two months remaining in his second deployment in the Middle East.

His wife, Karen, and their 3-year-old daughter, Miah, are in South Carolina with her family. Another daughter, 7-year-old Arieana, lives with her grandmother, Cynthia Church, in Wyoming.

Wittman attended elementary and middle school in Billings before moving with his mother to Powell, Wyo., for a time. He graduated from Trapper Creek High in Darby and enlisted in the Army in 2004.

Wittman is also survived by his father, Robert Wittman, and sisters Charity and Jenell.

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