Two soldiers die during combat in Afghanistan

March 5, 2008 6:23:17 PM PST
The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Steven R. Koch, 23, of Milltown, N. J. and Sgt. Robert T. Rapp, 22, of Sonora, Calif. died Monday in the Sabari District of Afghanistan, of wounds suffered during combat operations.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg.