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Three 3rd ID soldiers killed in Afghanistan

POSTED: April 10, 2013 8:45 a.m.
 

The Department of Defense on Tuesday announced the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died April 6 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Zabul with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

Killed were: Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Ward, 24, of Oak Ridge, Tenn. A cavalry scout, Ward joined the Army in November 2005 and arrived at the unit in October 2006. He was on his third deployment.

Spc. Wilbel A. Robles-Santa, 25, of Juncos, Puerto Rico. A cavalry scout, Robles-Santa, joined the Army in October 2010 and arrived at the unit in February 2011. He was on his second deployment.

Spc. Delfin M. Santos Jr., 24, of San Jose, Calif. A cavalry scout, Santos joined the Army in February 2007 and arrived at the unit in May 2011. He was on his second deployment.

 

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