Five Fort Bliss Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

May 6, 2013

From left are Spc. Thomas Murach, Spc. Brandon Prescott, Staff Sgt. Francis Phillips and Spc. Kevin Cardoza. Also killed was 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum.
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Five Fort Bliss soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division were killed this past weekend in Afghanistan.  A statement issued by Fort Bliss indicates the soldiers died as a result of a blast from an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers killed were: 1st Lt. Brandon J. Landrum; Staff Sgt. Francis Gene Phillips IV; Spc. Kevin Cardoza; Spc. Brandon Joseph Prescott; and Spc. Thomas Paige Murach.

In statement issued by e-mail,  Fort Bliss spokesman Maj. Joe Buccino, said, "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those affected by this tragedy as well as our soldiers in harm's way."