BP soldier escapes injury in suicide bombing
By JUDY SCHLESSELMAN
A Belle Plaine soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) escaped injury when a suicide bomb detonated Feb. 13 in southern Afghanistan. The blast left three American soldiers dead and four wounded.
Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Kurovski, 27, son of James and Carolyn Kurovski, was on a joint patrol of Afghan and NATO soldiers in Kandahar when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle rode up to the troops and detonated the bomb.
Kurovski, a member of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Platoon, Alpha Co. of Ft. Carson, CO., is serving out of Forward Operating Base Wilson in Kandahar. He was not close enough to be injured in the explosion. The dead and wounded were members of Kurovski’s platoon.
Kurovski and his wife, Lindsey, are the parents of two young sons, Hunter and Mason. Lindsey and the boys live with Lindsey’s parents in Hope Mills, N.C., during Kurovski’s deployment.
Kurovski served in Iraq from 2006-07 and is due to return from Afghanistan in May. He re-enlisted and has another 3 1/2 years in the military, his mother said.
UPDATED March 2, 2010 11:33 AM