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The Pentagon (Military Times)
The Defense Department has identified two soldiers who were killed Monday in Afghanistan.
Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, of South Miami, Fla., and Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla., died Monday in Jalrez District after being attacked by small arms fire, according to a Defense Department news release.
Pedersen-Keel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., the release said. Schad was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., it said.
Further details were not released.