The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 12 in Miri, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Staff Sgt. Casey D. Combs, 28, of Auburn, Wash.
Sgt. David A. Stephens, 28, of Tullahoma, Tenn.
For more information on these soldiers, contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.