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Twenty-nine-year-old Virginia Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin and 21-year-old Illinois Pfc. Miguel Villalon have been identified as the pair of U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
An improvised explosive device struck the vehicle McLaughlin and Villalon were traveling in, killing both men. The Taliban immediately took credit for the attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.
The article goes on to state the following:
McLaughlin, of Newport News, Virginia, is survived by his wife and four children. Villalon, of Joliet, Illinois, is survived by his parents.
The DOD has identified the two U.S. soldiers who were killed in action yesterday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan:
Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29
Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, 21
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 12, 2020
3/ Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon of Joliet, Ill., joined the Army in 2018. This was his first combat deployment. He is survived by his mother of Chicago, Ill. and father of Brownsville, Texas. pic.twitter.com/ApINtthznR
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 12, 2020
The Pentagon identifies the U.S. paratroopers killed in Afghanistan as Staff Sergeant Ian McLaughlin and Private First Class Miguel Villalon. pic.twitter.com/qUeRkBvDZt
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) January 13, 2020
Tonight, the Aurora community mourns the heartbreaking loss of Miguel Villalon, 21. He was one of two U.S. service members who passed away today while serving in Afghanistan. TA former student at East Aurora High School, Miguel was proud to serve in the United States Army. pic.twitter.com/4xzYPl8p5S
— City of Aurora, IL (@CityofAuroraIL) January 12, 2020
21-year-old Miguel Villalon from Illinois has been identified as one of two U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.https://t.co/1LuqzoKci1
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 13, 2020
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