The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Nov. 22 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Staff Sgt. Sean M. Flannery, 29, of Wyomissing, Pa.; and
Spc. William K. Middleton, 26, of Norfolk, Va.