U.S. Army Spc. Matthew D. Huston, 24, died in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, according to the Department of Defense. Huston was from Athens, Georgia.
Also killed in the attack was Spc. Josiah D. Crumpler, 27, of Hillsborough, N.C.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these brave men. We thank them for their service and sacrifice.