2 Northern California Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Military officials say two soldiers from Northern California have been killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 1st Lt. Sean Jacobs of Redding died July 26 of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device in Khakrez, Afghanistan

The 23-year-old Jacobs was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Also killed last week was Spc. Benjamin Pleitez of Turlock.

The 25-year-old Pleitz died July 27 in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan. Military officials did not release details about his death.

Pleitez was assigned to 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, Van Nuys.

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