US military veteran from Idaho dies during fighting in Ukraine


A US Army veteran who volunteered to fight in Ukraine has been killed in the Donbass region, his family said.

Dane Partridge, 34, a father of five from Rexburg, Idaho, flew to Ukraine in April to aid the country in its war with Russia and was immediately deployed to the front lines. He kept his family and friends updated on his move on his Facebook.

In a statement on social media, Partridge’s family said he died at a military hospital in Kyiv on October 12 after being placed on life support after sustaining serious injuries during his military service.

the doctor has previously Said Partridge suffered brain damage, edema and spinal cord injuries, and told his family his condition was “not conducive to life.”

“I know his soul rests in peace.” statement I read it from his sister, Jenny Collie. “He was always good at joking and witty banter and the occasional serious conversation. He remained true to his faith and spiritual convictions until the day he died.”

“While in Ukraine, he occasionally texted me to let me know that he missed his children and his wife. He was a fine soldier who fought bravely on the battlefield. He is said to be known for being on the front lines, leading his men, and never asking them to do something he wouldn’t want to do.”

“Our lives have been forever changed by this stubborn man,” the statement continued. “There is no greater love than to lay down your life for a friend.” and will miss you!

Ukraine situation ‘worse than Iraq’

A spokesperson for the US State Department confirmed to ABC News that a US citizen was recently killed in Ukraine’s Donbass region.

Partridge served as an infantryman in Iraq for 15 months from 2007 to 2009.sister jenny collie Said According to ABC news, she had spoken to her brother when he was volunteering in Ukraine, and he said the situation was the worst he had ever experienced while in Iraq.

As Dane and his team were clearing trenches, they got into a shootout with tank-equipped Russian soldiers, his sister said.

“During the shootout, debris was released and hit many men, but Dane suffered the worst of all injuries,” she added.

Dane was injured in Severodonetsk, Luhansk on 3 October. report.

Russian President Vladimir Putin formally annexed four partially occupied territories last month: Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson. Western officials said they would never recognize the four regions as anything other than Ukrainian territory.

Official figures on the exact number of US citizens who volunteered to fight in Ukraine, or died there, are not currently available, but Ukrainian officials said: Said In March, approximately 20,000 international volunteers from 52 countries applied to volunteer.

Katavera Roberts


Katabella Roberts is a news writer for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on US, world and business news.