Local Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Two local soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this week.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Brittonmihalo, 25, of Simi Valley, died Wednesday in Kandahar province after he was injured by gun fire.

In a separate incident Wednesday, Spec. Moises Gonzalez, 29, of Huntington Park, died after he was injured in a car accident in Balkh province.

Brittonmihalo was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Gonzalez was assigned to the 509th Combat Service Support Company, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, in Ft. Hood, Texas.

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