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Two Fort Hood soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30. (Source: Department of Defense) Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30. (Source: Department of Defense)
Tyler R. Iubelt, 20. (Source: Department of Defense) Tyler R. Iubelt, 20. (Source: Department of Defense)
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The Department of Defense has announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They were killed on November 12 in an apparent suicide bombing in Bagram, Afghanistan.

Both soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

The two soldiers were Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California, and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois.

Perry began his time with the Army on January 31, 2008 as a Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) maintenance support specialist. He had been assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since August 21, 2014.

Perry's awards and medals include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Driver's and Mechanic Badge.

Iubelt entered the Army on November 23, 2015 as a motor transport operator. He had been assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since May 6, 2016.

Iubelt deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel from September 2016 to November 2016. His awards and medals included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Combat Action Badge.

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