Sunday, January 09, 2011
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Jan. 7 of wounds suffered at
when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Logar Province, Afghanistan Fort Polk, La.
Spc. Ethan C. Hardin, 25, of
, and Fayetteville, Ark.
Pfc. Ira B. Laningham, IV, 22, of
. Zapata, Texas
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