Capt. Joseph W. Schultz, 36, Staff Sgt. Martin Apolinar, 28, and Sgt. Aaron Blasjo, 25, died May 29 while on a mounted patrol when the vehicle they were traveling in struck an improvised explosive device Wardak Province.
Schultz and Apolinar were assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), while Blasjo is a part of the Group Support Battalion within 3rd Special Forces Group, which is headquartered at Fort Bragg.