The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Dec. 12 in
province, Kandahar , of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Afghanistan
Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25, of
. Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., 23, of
Spc. Patrick D. Deans, 22 of
Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21, of
San Diego, Calif.
Spc. Derek T. Simonetta, 21, of
Redwood City, Calif.
Spc. Jorge E. Villacis, 24, of
, Sunrise Fla.
They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault),
Fort Campbell, Ky.
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