2 October 2009
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 2 in Murcheh, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when they were attacked by a suicide bomber. They were assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.
Capt. Benjamin A. Sklaver, 32, of Medford, Mass.
Pfc. Alan H. Newton Jr., 26, of Asheboro, N.C.
The incident is under investigation.