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YORK, Fla. — Two soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.

Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla., were part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Skelt's hometown, York, Fla., is Marion County west of the Ocala airport.

Both men died from wounds from enemy small-arms fire in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, military officials said.