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Two Bragg soldiers die in Afghanistan

Posted February 14

Two soldiers from Fort Bragg died from wounds they suffered in Afghanistan, Department of Defense officials said Friday.

Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. 1st Class Robert C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla., died Wednesday in Kapisa Province after they were struck by small arms fire.

The men were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

The death of another soldier from the same unit was announced Thursday.

Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died on Bagram Airfield after being wounded when his dismounted patrol was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, officials said.
 

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  • sandim50 Feb 14, 2:08 p.m.

    WOW! how many have to die and for what in this 13th century, rock pile who has only poppies as its main source of income.
    We keep losing our brave young service people. We no longer even give a body count because of PC. Hey WRAL, what is the total number?? It is NEWS!