The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 29 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when they were shot by enemy forces Aug. 28 while conducting combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
Staff Sgt. Jason S. Dahlke, 29, of Orlando, Fla.; and
Pfc. Eric W. Hario, 19, of Monroe, Mich.