Fort Bragg soldier among two killed in Afghanistan

Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-13 09:30:13-04

A soldier from Fort Bragg was one of two killed by small-arms fire during an attack in Afghanistan on Monday.

The Defense says Capt. Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel, 28, of South Miami, Florida and Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Oklahoma were killed in Jalrez District.

Keel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

Schad was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.