The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died on October 14th, in Miam Do, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs, 28, of Mesa, Ariz.
Spc. Kyle Ka Eo Fernandez, 26, of Waipahu, Hawaii
The incident is under investigation.
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