UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Noah M. Korte, 29, whose home of record is listed as Lake Elsinore, Calif., died Dec. 27 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from the detonation of an improvised explosive device.
Korte joined the military in May 2003 as military police and was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, since September 2011.
Korte deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2011. He also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2007 to December 2008, from March 2005 to February 2006 and from January 2004 to April 2004.
Korte's awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, two Good Conduct Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medals with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral two, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, Driver and Mechanic Badge with operator and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicles.