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2 Fort Lewis soldiers killed

Associated Press

FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Two soldiers from Fort Lewis died in Afghanistan when their Humvee struck a land mine.

Sgt. Robert G. Davis, 23, of Jackson, Mo., and 1st Lt. Laura Walker, 24, of Texas died Thursday as their convoy traveled along a road near the southern city of Kandahar. Two other soldiers were injured in the blast.

The deaths were reported on the Department of Defense’s Web site.

Davis and Walker were assigned to the 864th Engineer Combat Battalion, 555th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade based at this Army post south of Tacoma. The 400-member battalion deployed to Afghanistan in March after a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

No Texas hometown was given for Walker, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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