In a photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Andrew N. Meari of Plainfield, Ill, poses for a photo. The Defense Department says Meari, 21, and Sgt. Jonathan M. Curtis, 24, of Belmont, Mass., died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, after their unit came under attack by insurgents. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
Also killed in the attack was Spc. Jonathan M. Curtis, 24, of Belmont, Mass.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. They were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.