Second U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan this week identified


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The second U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan this week was identified on Friday as Sergeant First Class Christopher Andrew Celiz of Summerville, South Carolina, the Department of Defense said in a statement.

Celiz, 32, died in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, after being wounded by “enemy small arms fire” during combat, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said. The incident is under investigation.

He was treated immediately and evacuated to the closest medical facility, where he died of his wounds, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said.

Celiz was on…



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