Sgt. Noah M. Korte of Lake Elsinore, California was killed on December 27th in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Korte died when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas.
The 29-year-old Korte was married to Kristi Korte, according to Noah Korte's Facebook page. The couple have two young children. One of the last messages he wrote on Facebook was to his family:
Korte attended California Lutheran High School. He was a supporter of the Surfrider Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and Soldiers' Angels.