(WASHINGTON) -- An Arkansas resident was among two soldiers who died while serving as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
In a news release Monday, the Department of Defense said Sgt. Michael J. Strachota, 28, of White Hall, Arkansas, and Staff Sgt. Robert A. Massarelli, 32, of Hamilton, Ohio, died on June 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The department release did not have any further details on how the soldiers died.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 96th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas.
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