Two Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Identified, Both Men Were Stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida
By Space Coast Daily // February 9, 2020
2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Department of Defense has released the identities of the two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan after taking fire at the Nangarhar Province.
According to the AP, two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said.
The soldiers killed were Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Both soldiers died Saturday in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.
The incident is under investigation.
The two men were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
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