Two Fort Hood soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Staff Sgt. John W. Perry (left), 30, of Stockton, California, and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois (right) were killed in Afghanistan Saturday.

FORT HOOD, TX (KTRK) -- Two soldiers, deployed from Fort Hood, were killed in Afghanistan and identified by the Department of Defense Monday.

Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Cali., and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Ill., were killed from a suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan, the DOD said.

Perry initially deployed in 2010, then again in September of this year.

Iubelt enlisted in 2015 and deployed in September.

Both died Saturday.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter to express sorrow for the loss.

"We pray for these soldiers from Fort Hood killed in the terror attack on the U.S. base in Afghanistan," he said.