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Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted September 4, 2012 9:21 p.m. EDT

— Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday when enemy forces opened fire on their unit in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, 28, was based at Fort Bragg.

He and Japan-based Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border, 28, died in Batur Village.

Schmidt, of Petersburg, Va., was assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command.

Border, of Mesquite, Texas, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group at Torii Station.