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Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio. (Courtesy of U.S. Army)
Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio. (Courtesy of U.S. Army)
Pfc. Michael C. Mahr, 26, of Homosassa, Fla.
Pfc. Michael C. Mahr, 26, of Homosassa, Fla. (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

BAMBERG, Germany — Two Bamberg-based soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device, rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire, according to a news release from the Defense Department.

Staff Sgt. Joshua S. Gire, 28, of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Pfc. Michael C. Mahr, 26, of Homosassa, Fla., died from wounds received in the attack in Logar province. Both were assigned to the 541st Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Bamberg Community Chapel on Warner Barracks, according to a 21st Theater Sustainment Command spokesperson.

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