The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 16 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were assigned to the 143rd Infantry Detachment, Austin, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats, 32, of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Spc. Anthony G. Green, 28, of Matthews, N.C.
For further information contact the Texas National Guard public affairs office at (512) 782-5050.