Thursday, February 26, 2009

Staff Sgt. Jeremy E. Bessa, Master Sgt. David L. Hurt

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy E. Bessa, 26, of Woodridge IL, died Feb. 20, in Khordi, Afghanistan, when his military vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device followed by small arms fire attack by enemy forces.

Master Sgt. David L. Hurt, 36, of Tucson, AZ, died Feb. 20, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from wounds received during the same incident.

They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

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