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Two soldiers from California killed in Afghanistan [Updated]

July 9, 2010 |  4:40 pm
An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Arizmendez upon his arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Friday, July 9, 2010. Credit: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Two soldiers from California were killed in Afghanistan when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Army Staff Sgt. Marc A. Arizmendez, 30, of Anaheim and Spc. Roger Lee, 26, of Monterey were killed Tuesday in Qalat, Afghanistan, southwest of Kabul.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment in Hohenfels, Germany.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Arizmendez upon his arrival Friday at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Credit: Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press 


Click to learn more about the 590 Californians who have died in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

[Updated at 6 p.m.: Readers are invited to share memories about Arizmendez and Lee on the California's War Dead database. The Times' interactive database of Californians killed in Afghanistan and Iraq allows you to search by name, high school, hometown and more, as well as read hundreds of obituaries and view links to personal websites and other news reports.]


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