DOD Identifies Two Army Casualties, March 2, 2012

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 2, 2012.  The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Mar. 1, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during an attack on their base.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear, 25, of Denver, Colo., and

Pfc. Payton A. Jones, 19, of Marble Falls, Texas.