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Three Bragg soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 1, 2011 11:07 a.m. EDT
Updated June 1, 2011 3:49 p.m. EDT

— Three Special Forces soldiers from Fort Bragg died Sunday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Capt. Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles, Wash., Staff Sgt. Martin R. Apolinar, 28, of Glendale, Ariz., and Sgt. Aaron J. Blasjo, 25, of Riverside, Calif., were killed in Wardak province when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device, officials said.

Schultz and Apolinar were assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), while Blasjo was part of the Group Support Battalion within 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.