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Two Schofield soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By Star-Advertiser Staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:18 p.m. HST, Jun 23, 2011


Two Schofield Barracks soldiers have died in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced today.

Spc. Levi E. Nuncio, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Wednesday in Kunar province of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

U.S. Military Casualties

» In Afghanistan 1,524*

Source: http://www.defense
.gov/news/casualty.pdf

* As of June 23, 2011

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division.

Nuncio's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, two Purple Hearts, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Combat Medical Badge and the Army Service Medal.

Spc. Nuncio joined the Army Sep. 23, 2009 as a combat medic. This was his first deployment.

Pfc. Joshua L. Jetton, 21, of Sebring, Fla., died Monday in Kunar province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

Jetton joined the United States Army Aug. 11, 2010 as an Infantryman. This was his first deployment.

On Sunday, a Kaneohe Bay-based Marine died of injuries from an improvised bomb in Helmand province in Afghanistan. Pfc. Josue Ibarra, 21, of Midland, Texas, suffeed severe injuries in the bomb blast. He was a field artilleryman with the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment.






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