The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 19 in the Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were allegedly shot with small arms fire by an individual from a military security group. The incident is under investigation. They were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment, Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany.
Cpl. Donald R. Mickler Jr., 29, of Trotwood, Ohio; and
Pfc. Rudy A. Acosta, 19, of Canyon Country, California.
A memorial ceremony has been scheduled for 31 March 2011 at 1000 hours in the Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel. Please join us in honoring the service and memory of CPL Mickler and SPC Acosta.
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