Two Green Berets, including one from La Puente, were killed in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province, the Defense Department reported.

Both soldiers died Wednesday as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations, according to the Pentagon. The incident is under investigation.

The two were Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, of La Puente and Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, of Chicopee, Massachusetts. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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