Two 82nd Airborne Division soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Monday were selfless, courageous paratroopers, their commander said.
Spc. Michael Nance, 24, of Chicago, and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio, were killed by small arms fire, according to a statement released by the 82nd. A Defense Department statement said they died in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan province, as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident.
The Associated Press reported that the paratroopers were shot and killed by a member of the Afghan army.