The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 19 in
province, Kandahar , of wounds suffered when they were allegedly shot with small arms fire by an individual from a military security group. The incident is under investigation. They were assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment, Afghanistan . Vilseck, Germany
Cpl. Donald R. Mickler Jr., 29, of
; and Bucyrus, Ohio
Pfc. Rudy A. Acosta, 19, of Canyon Country,
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