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Two Ft. Bragg Special Forces Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Late today, Feb. 14, 2014, the Department of Defense announced the death of two Special Forces Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Both Soldiers died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.

Killed in the fight were Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla.

Both Soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced the death of Spc. Christopher Landis, 27, of Independence, Kentucky, who died on Bagram Air Base from wounds suffered in Kapisa Province on Feb. 10. He was also assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Earlier today, The Oregonian published this article about Spc. John Pelham.

There have been four Soldier deaths in Afghanistan this month.

The non-combat death of Pfc. Joshua Gray, 21, also at Bagram, remains under investigation.

Media sources may contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command public affairs office during duty hours at 910-908-3947 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187 for additional information regarding all three Special Forces Soldiers including previous deployments, commendations, and marital status.

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