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Army Spc. Wyatt J. Martin

Died December 12, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

22, of Mesa, Ariz., died Dec. 12 in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 2nd Sq, 3rd Cav Regt, 1st Cav Div, Fort Hood, Texas.

2 soldiers killed in IED blast were combat engineers

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Sheldon Morris was on his fifth deployment when he was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department reported Monday.

Morris, 37, and Spc. Wyatt Joseph Martin, 22, were killed Friday in Parwan province when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle.

The two combat engineers were assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Morris, whose home of record is listed as New York, New York, joined the active-duty Army in February 1996.

He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, in March 2012.

His deployments include serving in Korea from February 2002 to February 2003; supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2003 to April 2004, March 2005 to March 2006 and November 2007 to February 2009; and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom from June to December this year.

Morris' awards include a Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medals, Afghan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicle.

Martin, from Mesa, Arizona,entered active duty in August 2012 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division in June and deployed that month.

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