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2 Ft. Bragg Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Oregon. Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Oregon.
Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, Jr., 41, of York, Florida. Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, Jr., 41, of York, Florida.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -

Two Special Forces soldiers from Fort Bragg were killed Feb. 12 during a small-arms fire in Afghanistan.

Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, Jr., 41, of York, Fla., both died of wounds received from small-arms fire in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.

Pelham and Skelt were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan.

Pehlam enlisted as a signal intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army in July 2011. Some of Pelham's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Pehlam is survived by his parents.

Skelt enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1990 as a signal support systems specialist. Skelt's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

 Skelt is survived by his wife and two sons, his parents, a brother and two sisters.

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