Soldiers from Arizona, New York killed in Afghanistan

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Posted: Dec 14, 2014 3:59 PM

The Department of Defense says two servicemen died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan.

Officials said Sunday that U.S. Army Spc. Wyatt J. Martin of Mesa, Arizona, and Sgt. 1st Class Ramon S. Morris of New York, New York, died Friday in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. The vehicle the men were in was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

The 22-year-old Martin and the 37-year-old Morris were assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

As of Dec. 2, 2014, at least 2,210 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, also last updated Dec. 2.