Army Sgt. Stefan M. Smith Died July 23, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 24, of Glennville, Ga.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died July 23 in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army 1st Lt. Jonam Russell, 25, of Cornville, Ariz., and Army Spc. Rob L. Nichols, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Gary J. Vasquez Died September 29, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 33, of Round Lake, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Sept. 29 in Yakhchal, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during mounted operations.