Created on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:43
A soldier from Bucks County was one of two killed Sunday in Afghanistan. 33-year-old Sergeant First Class Kenneth Elwell of Northampton Township died when enemy forces attacked his unit with an Improvised Explosive Device in Kandahar Province. He joined the Army in 1997, and he had previous deployments in Iraq and Bosnia. He was assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team with the 25th Infantry Division of Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Sergeant Elwell was a varsity soccer player at Council Rock High School. He is survived by his wife Kristen and two young children, four-year-old Nicholas and six-year-old Elise.