FORT BRAGG: 2 Fort Bragg-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan - WNCT

2 Fort Bragg-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say two soldiers from Fort Bragg have been killed in Afghanistan.
    
The Department of Defense announced Friday that 22-year-old Spc. John A. Pelham of Portland, Ore., and 41-year-old Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt of York, Fla., died on Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.
    
Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
    
Pelham and Skelt were the third soldiers from Fort Bragg killed in Afghanistan this week. Officials said 27-year-old Spc. Christopher A. Landis of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade, also in Kapisa Province.

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