FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP/CBS4) – Two soldiers based in North Carolina have been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Tuesday the soldiers died Saturday when their unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

They were 22-year-old Spc. Joshua R. Campbell of Bennett, Colo., and 26-year-old Spc. Shawn A Muhr of Coon Rapids, Iowa.

Both were assigned to the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg.

Muhr’s family says he had returned home on leave just after Christmas and returned to Afghanistan on Jan. 12. He had joined the Army six years ago.

Campbell has been posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

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Comments (4)
  1. Ronald Pierce II says:

    Nothing said could ever fully express the pain and emptiness that loosing Joshua has brought to his family and freinds . He has always been a caring indivdual , bright and full of life from the first time I ever held him in my arms as a baby. Will never forget the laughter . Gone way to soon .

  2. Joan Hemmelgarn says:

    Joshua’s maternal graqndmother, Lois Pierce, is a very dear friend of mine…It had been many years since I saw Joshua…in fact when he visited his grandparents on Maple Grove.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy to his family and friends…
    May your happy memories be of comfort, now.
    With Deepest Sympathy

  3. fellow soldier says:

    its hard to believe that 2 of the most caring people can be taken away with ease and without thought. why would anyone want to do this? well cambell was one of the most cheerful people ive had in my life. he could always make u smile even if you hated life that day! he will always be remembered and missed dearly. Cambell miss ya buddy and im sure we’ll meet again someday

  4. Alyson Groetken says:

    Josh was a close friend of mine and like the ”fellow solider” said he could bring a smile to your face no matter what had caused you to be sad or upset. I hadnt seen him in years since high school, but i knew he was still my friend because josh was a true friend i miss you josh

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