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Fort Bragg soldiers die in Afghanistan attack

Posted February 22, 2009
Updated February 23, 2009

— Two Fort Bragg Green Berets, one from suburban Chicago and the other from Arizona, have been killed in Afghanistan after a military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device and came under small-arms fire.

The Department of Defense said 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bessa of Woodridge, Ill., died Friday in Khordi. Military officials also said 36-year-old Master Sgt. David Hurt of Tucson, Ariz., died on Friday in Kandahar from wounds received in the same attack.

Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based at Fort Bragg.


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  • Eduardo1 Feb 23, 2009

    I do not want to diminish that sacrifices that our brave worriors
    have done, but we does the body count start on President Obamas watch, start? When do the LIBERAL DOVES, start their scretching. When do the Hollywood phonies stop Blaming President Bush & Start on Obama. When does the sisterhood on VIEW. Keith Obberman, Jon Stewart, Dave Letterman hey, Michael Moore, get movie working on this one. Hey Revs, Al & Jesse when do you start your noise? "GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS" AND KEEP THEM OUT OF HARMS WAY

  • ignc73 Feb 23, 2009

    Oh well. One of the risks to taking that job. It happens.

  • dnice20ecu Feb 23, 2009

    thank you brothers.... God be with you both!!

  • garnertoy Feb 23, 2009

    rest in peace

  • tnt4kps Feb 23, 2009

    Thank you Brave Warriors, for my Freedom. Rest in peace now. You have done your job with honor. I pray for those left behind but we know they will truly never be without you guys, you are always with them. You are with my brother in Heaven now on the golden streets of heaven. God Bless you all. Thank you.
    Sister of a Fallen Marine

  • Sessy V--V Feb 23, 2009

    My thoughts and prayers to these brave men and their families.

  • BEACH Feb 23, 2009

    Dave lived in Hope Mills area with his family wife and 2 children, My prayers are with your family Dave you really done a good job. I know this man he was a fine Soldier!!!!