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2 Schofield soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Schofield Soldiers killed in Afghanistan Two Schofield Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Pentagon announced Tuesday that two Schofield Barracks soldiers were killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

The soldiers were killed Dec. 11, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

The Defense Department says  Sgt. Christopher L. Muniz of New Cuyama, Calif. and Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr. of Blairstown, N.J. were assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks.

Sgt. Muniz's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Posthumous Awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Spc. Wildrick's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Basic Parachutist Badge. Posthumous awards include Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, NATO Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

This was both Sgt. Muniz's and Spc. Wildrick's first overseas deployment.

Sgt. Muniz was married and Spc. Wildrick was married with 2 daughters according to the Pentagon.

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