According to a news release on Saturday, Spc. David W. Taylor, of Dixon, Ky., and Spc. Johnathon F. Davis, of Griffin, Ga. died on Thursday in Kandahar province.
Spc. Taylor died from an accident at an ammunition supply point. The incident is under investigation. He served as an Infantryman with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. He was assisting in the movement of ammunition when some of the rounds he and other Soldiers were moving exploded.
Spc. Taylor joined the Army March 24, 2010 as an Infantryman. He attended One-Station Unit Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. He joined 2-508th PIR on October 20, 2010. He is a graduate of the Warrior Leaders Course. This was his first deployment.
Spc. Davis was killed following an insurgent attack. He served as a Cavalry Scout with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Spc. Davis joined the Army August 11, 2010 as a Cavalry Scout and attended One-Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky. He joined the 4-73rd Cavalry Squadron in February 2011. This was his first deployment.
The pastor of Davis' Georgia church told the media that Davis' wife is eight months pregnant and he was looking forward to being a father.