Two Bragg soldiers killed in Afghanistan

February 1, 2011 8:20:05 PM PST
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that two soldiers from Fort Bragg have been killed in Afghanistan.Specialists Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett, Colo. and Shawn A. Muhr, 26, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday in Helmand province, when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 546th Transportation Company, 82nd Brigade Troops Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg.

Campbell entered the Army in February 2008 and was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade in December 2008. He served as a heavy wheel vehicle driver and deployed in October 2010. This was his first deployment. Campbell's past duty assignments include the 126th Medium Truck Company, 330th Movement Control Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Campbell was awarded the following awards posthumously: the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Muhr, entered the Army in January 2005 and was assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade in July 2006. He served as a heavy wheel vehicle driver and deployed in October 2010. Muhr's past duty assignments include the 46th Transportation Company, Camp Stanley, Korea and the 126th Medium Truck Company, 330th Movement Control Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade. He had deployed to Kuwait from July 2007-October 2008.

Muhr's awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good \Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon. Muhr was awarded the following awards posthumously: the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Memorial services for both soldiers have not yet been determined.

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