Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Officials say a Fort Bragg soldier was killed this week in Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, Capt. Andrew M. Pendersen-Keel, 28, of South Miami, Fla., and Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla., died on Monday after they were attacked by “small arms fire” in the Jalrez District.

Pendersen-Keel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg.

Schad was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart in Ga.

No other information was provided.

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