Two Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Capt. Jason E. Holbrook (left), and Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Warren (R)

July 31, 2010 3:27:23 PM PDT
Two U.S. Special Forces soldiers died when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device July 29th in Tsagay, Afghanistan.Captain Jason E. Holbrook, 28, of Burnet, Texas, and Staff Sergeant Kyle R. Warren, 28, of Huntington Beach, California, were both assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

Holbrook deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2010 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. This was his second deployment.

Holbrook, a native of Burnet, Texas, was accepted the United States Military Academy where he majored in Environmental Science. Capt. Holbrook's first assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 501st (Airborne) at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He served there for three years and deployed with the unit to Iraq between 2006 and 2007. Following his deployment he reported to Fort Benning, Ga.. to attend the Maneuver Captains Career Course and then Fort Bragg, N.C., to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course. Capt. Holbrook graduated the course on the 16th of April, 2010 and reported to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group on the 27th of May.

Holbrook's military education includes the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Maneuver Captains Career Course and Special Forces Qualification Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, NATO Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.

Holbrook is survived by his wife Heather Holbrook of Fayetteville, N.C.; mother and father Joan and James Holbrook of Burnet, Texas.

Warren also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2010 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. This was his second deployment as well.

Warren, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., volunteered for military service and entered the Army in October 2004 as a Special Forces trainee. After basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C., in May 2005 for Special Forces training. His medical training was with John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Joint Special Operation Medical Training Center. He earned the coveted "Green Beret" in 2007 and was assigned to 1st Bn., 3rd SFG (A) at Fort Bragg, as a Special Forces medical sergeant.

Warren's military education includes the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Basic Airborne Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course and Military Freefall Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist badge, Combat Infantry Badge and the Special Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, The NATO Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.

Warren is survived by his wife Sandra Warren of Hope Mills, N.C.; mother Lynn Warren of Bedford, N.H.; father Del Warren of Long Beach, Calif.

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