Two Fort Hood soldiers were killed in line of duty!

Credit: KCEN

The Department of Defense says two soldiers from Fort Hood died Saturday in Afghanistan, according to KCEN. The soldiers, 20-year-old Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt of Tamaroa, who was from Illinois, and 30-year-old Sgt. John W. Perry, who was from California, died from injuries received in a suicide bombing. They were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.

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Secretary Ash Carter released a statement:

"I am deeply saddened to learn that an explosion early this morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan has resulted in U.S. casualties. An apparent suicide bomber has taken the lives of two U.S. service members and two U.S. contractors working on the base. The explosion wounded 16 other U.S. service members and one Polish soldier participating in our NATO mission. I want to express my sincere condolences to the families of the fallen, and I want to reassure the loved ones of those injured that they are getting the best possible care. Force protection is always a top priority for us in Afghanistan, and we will investigate this tragedy to determine any steps we can take to improve it. For those who carried out this attack, my message is simple. We will not be deterred in our mission to protect our homeland and help Afghanistan secure its own future."

Rest in Peace and thank you for your service Pfc. Iubelt and Sgt. Perry!

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