WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Killed on Wednesday in Uruzgan province were 32-year-old Army Master Sgt. Michael B. Riley and 24-year-old Army Sgt. James G. Johnston.READ MORE: Woman Dies After Jumping From Car On Highway 6 Near Golden, Road Now Closed
Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was from Heilbronn, Germany.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Turning Windy Monday With Fire Danger West, Cold And Snow East
Johnston was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, at Fort Hood, Texas. He was from Trumansburg, New York.
The Pentagon said Thursday that both men died of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations. No other details were provided.MORE NEWS: Denver Weather: Arctic Blast Of Snow, Near Record Cold Arrives Monday
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