Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 10, 2010. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Dec. 8 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.
Sgt. James A. Ayube, II, 25, of Salem, Mass.
Spc. Kelly J. Mixon, 23, of Yulee, Fla.
The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.