2 Fort Benning soldiers killed in Afghanistan

2 Fort Benning soldiers killed in Afghanistan

(WTVM) – The Department of Defense has announced the death of two Fort Benning soldiers that died on Thursday, April 27.

The soldiers, 22-year-old Sgt. Joshua Rodgers of Bloomington, IL, and 23-year-old Sgt. Cameron Thomas of Kettering, OH died in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

The pentagon says some initial reports point to the possibility of friendly fire.

Still, officials say there is "no indication" of any intentional attacks by Afghan soldiers on their American advisers.

Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning.

The body of one of two army rangers from Fort Benning, killed in Afghanistan is now on U.S. soil.

On Friday, Servicemen at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware carried the casket of 22-year-old sergeant Joshua Rodgers.

Rodgers' college football coach in Illinois, Bryan Thomas, remembered his former player.

"I think one of the things that stood out to me about Josh was his personality. He was a good athlete, but it didn't go to his head at all. He was really kind and nice to people. He always had a smile on his face," says Thomas

The pentagon is continuing to investigate exactly how the soldiers died.

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