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Two Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 7, 2012

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— A Moore County native was one of two Fort Bragg-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the military announced Sunday.

Staff Sgt. Justin C. Marquez and Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro were shot while on foot patrol in Chak district of Afghanistan's Wardak Province.

Marquez, 25, of Aberdeen, and Schiro, 27, of Coral Springs, Fla., served with the 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne.


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  • rmyrick43 Oct 8, 4:23 p.m.


  • ncveteranswife Oct 8, 3:10 p.m.

    Thanks for their sacrifice to this Country....I agree, we need to bring all our troops home as I am tired of hearing these sad stories. Prayers to their families and loved ones.

  • warbirdlover Oct 8, 1:11 p.m.

    I know Sgt. Marquez's mother personally. This stupididy has to stop. RIP Solider's. Bring our Troops Home.

  • PracticalMagick Oct 8, 10:30 a.m.

    Thanks to these brave soldiers. :(

    And condolences to their families.

    I'm sure I'm not alone when I say how tired I am of seeing these stories. :(

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Oct 8, 10:26 a.m.

    Enough of this nonsense. Bring these young people home. The unemployment rate will go through the roof, but we have to stop this madness.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Oct 8, 8:33 a.m.

    Two things i'm sick of... our men and women over there dying, and the middle east in general. Bring 'em home. Not yesterday, not tomorrow....NOW!

  • daisy Oct 8, 8:14 a.m.

    RIP soldiers. Thank you for trying to make the world safer.