LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom — two of the men were from Southern California.
The men were killed May 14, in Sanjaray, Afghanistan.READ MORE: Thousands Attend Procession Carrying Remains Of 20-Year-Old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Killed In Kabul, To Riverside Mortuary
All suffered wounds when enemy forces attacked their unit with an IED, improvised explosive device.
Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, of Hesperia, and Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24, of Hacienda Heights, were killed along with Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, of Dalton, Mass.READ MORE: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
Baker was on his second tour of duty, Gilbert was on his first.
On Facebook, Gilbert said two months ago that he was starting a journal. He also wrote of kids in Afghanistan and how they were no different from American kids.
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