The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
They died on Aug. 8 in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when their HMMWV was struck by two improvised explosive devices and they received small arms fire. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New York, N.Y.
Sgt. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26, of Purchase, N.Y.
Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29, of Queens, N.Y.
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