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Northam Offers Condolences After Virginia Soldier Killed

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP)- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has expressed his condolences to the families of two American soldiers who died in Afghanistan, including one from Newport News.

Northam said in statement released Monday that their loss is a reminder that American service members "continue to do dangerous work in pursuit of peace.”

The men who died were 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin of Newport News; and 21-year-old Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon of Joliet, Illinois. They were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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