Former US Army soldier Dane Partridge, 34, passed away in a hospital. On October 3, Russian forces hit his unit in Luhansk Obl, leaving him badly injured.
How Did Dane Partridge Die?
Dane Partridge of Rexburg, died while on life support in a Ukrainian hospital, according to KIVI-TV. After being hurt in a Russian attack earlier this month, a former infantryman from Idaho who served in the U.S. military died in Ukraine on Tuesday, according to his family. “His call sign was ‘Bird’. So when you see a bird, think of my son,” his mother said.
We are deeply saddened by the death of Dane Partridge, an American military veteran from Idaho who died this week while volunteering in Ukraine. We appreciate his service and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife and five children.
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Dane Partridge, who fought in Iraq for 15 months from 2007 to 2009, was hit during a Russian tank assault on his unit in Severodonetsk on October 3 and suffered catastrophic damage to his neck and brain stem, according to the report.
As reported by a doctor from a Ukrainian hospital, the volunteer soldier was hurt in the country’s Luhansk region, as per the volunteer soldier’s family. When they were ambushed, Partridge and his fellow officers were digging down trenches.
Partridge’s family posted on Facebook, “He was a fine soldier who fought with valor and bravery on the battlefield,”
“We have been told that he was known to be at the front of his team-leading his men as he would never ask his men to do anything that he wasn’t willing to do.”
What Happened To Dane Partridge?
According to KIVI, a representative for the U.S. State Department confirmed that an American had died in the Donbas region of Ukraine but gave no other details. There is no information about the number of American volunteers fighting in Ukraine or the number of those who have perished there.
Patridge suffered from catastrophic damage to his neck and brain after the war. Partridge’s wife and five children, who range in age from 2 to 15, made a video call to him during the final week of his life while he was in a coma.
In March, a representative of the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington told a publication that the newly created International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine had roughly 4,000 potential recruits.
Officers including Luke Lucyszyn and Bryan Young were dead in July, Stephen D. Zabielskihas died in May, and Willy Cancel died in April before Partridge’s death.
Before purchasing a one-way ticket to Poland, Partridge reportedly wrote a will, according to the Post. Corry told the publication that he signed up to fight with the legion in April. “It was sad for me when he did go because I simply knew in my heart that it would be the last time I saw him.” Ngnews247.com