Texas soldier among soldiers who died in Afghanistan

Undated-(KSLA)- The Department of Defense announced on Friday the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. One of the soldiers who died is from Carrollton, Texas.

The soldiers died on October 14 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were conducting combat operations between Moqur and Darreh-Ye-Bum in Afghanistan.

Killed were:

Sgt. Carlos A. Benitez, 24, of Carrollton, Texas.

Spc. Rafael Martinez Jr., 36, of Spring Valley, Calif.

Pfc. Tramaine J. Billingsley, 20, of Portsmouth, Va.

The three soldiers were assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.