The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died July 19 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Staff Sgt. James M. Christen, 29, of Loomis, Calif.
Sgt. Jacob Molina, 27, of Houston, Texas.
For more information media may contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at 808-655-6351.
Sgt. Omar A. Jones, 28, of Crook, Colo., died July 18, in Balkh province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 126th Chemical Battalion, 92nd Troop Command, Nebraska Army National Guard, Wahoo, Neb.
For more information the media may contact the Nebraska Army National Guard public affairs office at 402-309-7302.