Two Alaska-based military policemen died in Afghanistan when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb.
U.S. Army Alaska officials identified the victims as Sgt. Brian L. Walker of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III of Rolla, Mo.
Three other soldiers were wounded when their vehicle hit the bomb Sunday in Bowri Tana, Khost Province, Afghanistan.
The 25-year-old Walker was in command of the vehicle. He joined the Army in August 2007, and was assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson last August. He previously served in Afghanistan for a year.
McNulty, who was 22, was driving the vehicle. He joined the Army in August 2010 and was assigned to the Anchorage base in February 2011.