Army announces death of two Ft. Bragg soldiers

Merriweather (L) and Whitsitt (R)

January 16, 2010 12:17:35 PM PST
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, Staff Sgt. Daniel D. Merriweather, 25, of Collierville, TN, and Pfc. Geoffrey A. Whitsitt, 21, of Taylors, SC, were killed January 13th at Combat Outpost McClain, Afthanistan.

Officials say they died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device, or IED.

The soldiers were assigned to the 118th Military Police Company (Airborne), 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne.

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