The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Aug. 22 at Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire.
Sgt. Steven J. Deluzio, 25, of South Glastonbury, Conn.
Spc. Tristan H. Southworth, 21, of West Danville, Vt.
They were assigned to the 172nd Infantry, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Jericho, Vt.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Vermont National Guard public affairs office at 802-338-3324.