Sgt. Joshua Throckmorton

Sgt. Joshua Throckmorton (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

Sgt. Joshua Throckmorton

Sgt. Joshua Throckmorton (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

Spc. Jordan Schumann

Spc. Jordan Schumann (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

Spc. Preston Suter

Spc. Preston Suter (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

BAMBERG, Germany — Three Hohenfels-based soldiers were killed Tuesday in Paktia province, Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton, 28, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Spc. Jordan C. Schumann, 24, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Spc. Preston J. Suter, 22, of Sandy, Utah, were killed Tuesday when enemy forces attacked their unit with a makeshift bomb, according to the DOD news release.

The soldiers were assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Hohenfels.

The three died when a Humvee they were riding in on patrol drove over a roadside bomb, said Schumann’s father, Clay Schumann, in a report on, the website of Treasure Coast newspaper group.

Throckmorton was the father of three children, according to the website Fallen Heroes Afghanistan. He previously had spent 15 months in Iraq and was three months into a one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

Suter had been in the Army a little more than two years, his grandfather, Thomas Neiheiser, told the Salt Lake Tribune. In March, Suter married his German girlfriend, Nicole, before deploying to Afghanistan.

"He went into the military and really grew up," Joye Neiheiser, Suter's grandmother, told the Tribune. "He will be missed greatly."

More information on Schumann was not available.

A memorial ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hohenfels post theater, an 18th MP Brigade press release said.

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