The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of three Fort Bragg soldiers in Afghanistan, two of which had area ties.
An improvised explosive device attack Monday claimed the lives of 22-year old Sgt. Jacob Schwallie of Clarksville, 19-year old Private First Class Dustin Gross of Jeffersonville, Kentucky and 24-year old Chase Marta of Chico, California.
The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Sgt. Schwallie was a 2007 graduate of Rossview High School, while Private Gross graduated from Montgomery County High School in Mount Sterling, Kentucky.