Washington_ Two more soldiers with ties to Texas have been killed in Iraq. The Defense Department says 30-year-old Staff Sergeant Bryant W. Mackey of Eureka, Kansas died Wednesday in Mosul. The DOD says Mackey died of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.
Mackey was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood.
A 22-year-old soldier from West Texas died Wednesday of wounds suffered one day earlier in a vehicle bombing. The DOD identifies the victim as Sergeant Conrad Alvarez of Big Spring.
Alvarez was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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