Two Spartans killed, three injured in attack

Soldiers are third, fourth to die in action since mission began in November



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The Army said Pfc. Richard L. McNulty, left, and Sgt. Brian Walker, right, were killed on May 13 when their vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device near the town of Bowri Tana in Afghanistan.

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The U.S. Army said on Tuesday, May 15 that two paratroopers based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson were killed when their Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device on May 13 near the town of Bowri Tana in Eastern Afghanistan.

Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III, 22, of Rolla, Mo., were both military policemen assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (Airborne), 4th Bridgade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Divison.

Three other soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Walker, who joined the Army in 2007, was the commander of the vehicle. He previously served in Afghanistan from May 2009 to May 2010. McNulty, who joined the Army in 2010, was the driver.

Next of kin have been notified.

The pair are the third and fourth soldiers to die in the conflict since the 3,500-member “Spartan” brigade was deployed to Afghanistan in November, 2011.

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