Three Fort Drum soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Charles Wren / photo: U.S. Army

Three Fort Drum soldiers were killed last weekend after their unit was hit by a bomb in Afghanistan.

According to the U.S. Army, 25-year-old Specialist Charles J. Wren, 27-year-old Specialist Paul J. Atim, and 22-year-old Private First Class Joel A. Ramirez were killed on Saturday, April 16 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their location in the Nimroz Province. All three were infantrymen with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, stationed at Fort Drum. They were deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Wren, from Beeville, Texas, is survived by his wife and brother. Atim, from Green Bay, Wisconsin, is survived by his child and mother. Ramirez, from Waxahachie, Texas, is survived by his child, mother and father.