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Sergeant First Class Bobby L. Estle (left) and Private First Class Jose O. Belmontes. Photos: courtesy Fort Drum Public Affairs
Sergeant First Class Bobby L. Estle (left) and Private First Class Jose O. Belmontes. Photos: courtesy Fort Drum Public Affairs

Two Fort Drum soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Two Fort Drum Soldiers were killed this Saturday in Afghanistan. The two soldiers died of wounds sustained when their unit was attacked by small arms fire.

Sergeant First Class Bobby L. Estle was from Lebanon Ohio, and was 38 years old. He was a combat engineer who'd joined the Army in March 1993. Estle is survived by his wife, three children, mother and stepfather.

Private First Class Jose O. Belmontes of LaVerne, Canlifornia, was also killed. He was 28 and a construction engineer. Belmontes joined the army in February of last year. He's survived by his wife, mother and father.

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