The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. 1st Class Scott J. Brown, 33, of Windsor, Colo.
Spc. Marquis J. McCants, 23, of San Antonio.
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