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Posted on 07/30/2012 10:27:14 AM PDT by robowombat
3 Italy-based U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
VICENZA ITALY JULY 25, 2012 BY: SUSY RAYBON
The Pentagon announced today the deaths of three Italy-based soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Adam C. Ross, 19, of Lyman, S.C., died July 24, 2012, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire.
Ross was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
Of note, the DOD announced last week that the base in Vicenza, Italy, is soon to be closed under the Base Realignment and Closure Act.
For more information pertaining to Pfc. Ross, including previous deployments and commendations, the media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office in Heidelberg, Germany, at 011-49-1622716685.
In an unrelated incident, two Florida soldiers died on July 22, 2012, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device.
Killed were Spc. Justin L. Horsley, 21, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Pfc. Brenden N. Salazar, 20, of Chuluota, Fla.
They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Italy.
The death of Sgt. Eric E. Williams, 27, of Murrieta, Calif., was announced yesterday by the DOD. He also died in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan. No details were released regarding his death.
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Brief Assoc. Press notice in my local paper stated that three NATO soldiers were killed, names/nationality not revealed.
RIP soldiers, thanks for the report robo!
Pfc. Ross was in the same company as my son. He cannot say much (opsec) but the troops are still keeping their minds on the mission. He says the Ross was a nice guy.
What’s with the Italy assignments? Is the administration trying to hide the number of soldiers in Afghanistan?