They died Mar. 1, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during an attack on their base. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear, 25, of Denver, Colo., and
Pfc. Payton A. Jones, 19, of Marble Falls, Texas.
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