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Two from Fort Bragg killed in Afghanistan

Posted March 2, 2012 11:40 p.m. EST

The Department of Defense announced Friday that two soldiers from Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division died March 1 in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear, 25, of Denver, Colo., and Pfc. Payton A. Jones, 19, of Marble Falls, Texas, were wounded in an attack on their base in Kandahar province. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.