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2nd soldier killed in Afghanistan from the Seventh Special Forces Group at Eglin

A second soldier attached to the Seventh Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says Staff Sergeant Alex Viola died yesterday.
He was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device while on patrol in Kandahar Province.
Viola was 29 years old.
This was his first deployment since enlisting in 2009.
Staff Sergeant Richard Vazquez died November 13th also from an IED blast.
Both men were assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion.