DOD identifies 4 Bamberg-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan
(Pfc. Matthew George's hometown was incorrectly spelled in a previous version of this story)
The Department of Defense has identified four soldiers based in Bamberg, Germany, who were killed Tuesday in Afghanistan’s Logar province.
They are: Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III, 26, of Harper, Kan.; Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, Calif.; Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Grantsboro, N.C.; and Pfc. James A. Page, 23, of Titusville, Fla.
The four, assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, died from injuries sustained when their vehicle was attacked with a roadside bomb, according to a DOD news release on Friday.
Information about memorial service arrangements in Bamberg was unavailable Saturday.
Eighty coalition troops were killed in Afghanistan during August, according to icasualties.org.