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SALUTING THE BRAVE: Washington State Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

KHQ.COM - The Department of Defense announced on Friday the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died April 23, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. 

The two soldiers who lost their lives are Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, 32, of Selah, Wash., and 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, 26, of Fairfax, Va.

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