Military officials say two soldiers serving with the New York-based 10th Mountain Division have been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
Army officials at Fort Drum in northern New York say 28-year-old Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez of Baltimore and 24-year-old Sgt. Jose Reyes of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico were killed Wednesday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Ghanzi.
Both soldiers were heavy vehicle drivers assigned to the 110th Transportation Co., 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade.
Rodriquez was a 10-year Army veteran. It was his second deployment to Afghanistan. He also did two tours in Iraq. He's survived by his wife and three children.
Reyes joined the Army two years ago. He deployed to Afghanistan in April. He's survived by his wife and two children.