SCRANTON, PA, USA U.S. Army SGT, HHC, 55TH BRIGADE, FORWARD 2, SCRANTON, PA FOB NARAY, AFGHANISTAN 08/27/2007
26 year-old SGT Jan Argonish of Peckville, Pa.; assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa.; died Aug. 27, 2007 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
In civilian life, Argonish was a prison guard and a corrections officer at the federal prison in Waymart, Wayne County, who saw combat in Iraq and volunteered to go to Afghanistan. An avid outdoorsman, Argonish enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles with his son, Jakub, and Talia Walsh, whom he planned to marry and called his “better half”. He loved country music and classic cars, and attended a car show in Atlantic City, N.J., with his father every February.
Jan is survived by an 8-year old son, his parents and 1 brother and 1 sister.