Two Marines, three Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted at 8:42 AM, Jul 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-31 09:07:00-04

Two Marines and three Soldiers have died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says Marine Gunnery Sergeants Johnathan Gifford from Florida and Daniel Price from Michigan died Sunday during combat operations.

Three Soldiers died last week. 

Specialist Benjamin Pleitez from California was killed Friday.

On Thursday - First Lieutenant Sean Jacobs from California and Sergeant John Hansen from Texas were killed by a homemade bomb.