November 26, 2015
Staff Sgt. Matthew Loheide heard the sound and looked up. He had expected the bomb falling from the sky to target an insurgent position 200 yards away. Instead, it was going to land perilously close to Loheide and his men.
Before he blacked out, Loheide realized that their already difficult day was about to get a lot worse.
On June 27, 2010, Loheide was serving in Afghanistan as a platoon sergeant with the U.S. Army’s 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He had already completed three tours in Iraq.