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2 Schofield soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghanistan

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Two Schofield Barracks soldiers died of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced today.

The Pentagon said Sgt. Christopher L. Muniz, 24, of New Cuyama, Calif., and Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr., 30, of Blairstown, N.J., were killed Sunday in Kunar Province.

Muniz was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, while Wildrick was assigned to Schofield’s 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

Wildrick’s remains are scheduled to arrive Tuesday night at Dover Air Force Base, according to the Associated Press.

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