The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 8 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment of Marion, Ill.
Staff Sgt. Jason E. Burkholder, 27, of Elida, Ohio.
1st Lt. Jared W. Southworth, 26, of Oakland, Ill.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
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