The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died in the Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, of Rineyville, Ky., who died Sept. 18.
Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, Va., who died Sept. 17.
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