2 Alaska-based soldiers killed by bomb

Casey Grove

Two Alaska-based soldiers died in Eastern Afghanistan when enemies attacked their vehicle with an explosive Sunday, the Army says.

The blast killed Sgt. Brian L. Walker and Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III and injured three other soldiers, according to a spokesman for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, where the men were stationed.

Both of the soldiers killed were military policemen with the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the Army said.

Walker, a 25-year-old from Lucerne Valley, Calif., was the commander of the vehicle. He'd survived a deployment to Afghanistan from May 2009 to May 2010.

McNulty, a 22-year-old from Rolla, Mo., was driving the vehicle, the Army said.

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