ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 27-year-old soldier from Maplewood has died while serving in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer was conducting combat operations in Helmand province on June 30 at the time of his death.

Frokjer was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Comments (8)
  1. Bryson Powers says:

    Words fail.

  2. St Paul says:

    Thank you for your work Marine. Now rest in peace and know your job is done. My thoughts are with the friends and family now. Please remember the good times from the past and know that you will be joined with your loved one in good time. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Sgt says:

    Another Marine reporting to Guard the Gates of Heaven.

  4. Bob says:

    He was a Marine not a soldier.Semper Fi.

  5. Dave Campbell says:

    Thank you for your service Marine. Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

  6. Bryan says:

    Thank you for your service Sgt. Frokjer. As I celebrate the annivesery of this great nation, I will honor you and all that have fallen to make this the best damn country on earth. God bless you and your family.

  7. craig says:

    I would appreciate it if the media would address US.Marines as US. Marine(s)
    anything less is an insult to us, US. Marines. Semper Fi, Mac

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