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American Heroes: Afghanistan/Iraq War Takes Six More Lives

Soldierandangel The Department of Defense announced today the death of  six soldiers/marines killed between August 19 and August 22  fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan War.

            Spc. Christopher S. Wright, 23, of Tollesboro, Ky., died Aug. 19 in Pech, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.

Sgt. Brandon E. Maggart, 24, of Kirksville, Mo., died Aug. 22 at Basrah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.  He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Sgt. Jason D. Calo, 23, of Lexington, Ky., died Aug. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Pedro A. Millet Meletiche, 20, of Elizabeth, N. J., died Aug. 22 at Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Two soldiers died Aug. 22 at Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their Souzawreaths unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Steven J. Deluzio, 25, of South Glastonbury, Conn.

            Spc. Tristan H. Southworth, 21, of West Danville, Vt.

            They were assigned to the 172nd Infantry, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Jericho, Vt.

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