PALM BAY, Florida — The Department of Defense announced yesterday the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom – one of whom was from Brevard County, Florida.
The DoD said that the soldiers died on July 22, 2012 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device (IED).
They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Italy.
The soldiers killed in action were U.S. Army Spc. Justin L. Horsley, 21, of Palm Bay, Fla., and U.S. Army Pfc. Brenden N. Salazar, 20, of Chuluota, Fla.