3 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – Three Fort Campbell soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense reported the deaths on Sunday of the servicemen, all assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

The department identified the casualties as 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera of Caldwell, Idaho.; 22-year-old Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks of Little Rock, Ark.; and 26-year-old Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr. of Baytown, Texas.

Herrera and Grace died in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, while Hicks was evacuated to Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan, and later died.

The soldiers died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.