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Army Spc. William J. Gilbert

Died May 14, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

24, of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died May 14 in Sanjaray, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, of Dalton, Mass., and Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, of Hesperia, Calif.

Fort Bliss to hold memorial for killed soldiers

The Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas — Fort Bliss officials and soldiers will honor three soldiers killed last week by the blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

The soldiers to be honored Wednesday are William Joseph Gilbert and Mitchell Kirk Daehling, both 24-year-old specialists, and 21-year-old Pfc. Cody J. Towse.

Also killed in the incident was Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker from Fort Stewart, Ga.

Soldiers from the "Bulldog Brigade" deployed to Southwest Asia in late fall 2012 to advise and mentor host nation police and protect coalition forces through security and mobility support operations.

Five other Fort Bliss soldiers were killed by a roadside blast in early May in Afghanistan.

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