FORT EUSTIS, Va. (WAVY) - Two Fort Eustis, Va. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan by enemy forces Saturday.
Spc. Caryn Nouv, of Newport News, Va. and Sgt. Eric Lawson, of Stockbridge, Ga., were assigned to the 359th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade which deployed in January, according to the U.S. Army.
They were in Ghanzi Province July 27 when their vehicle was attacked by an improvised device and small arms fire.
Nouv, 29, joined the Army in March 2009 and was a signal support systems specialist. She was assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade in September 2009. This was her first combat deployment.
Lawson, 30, served three tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He joined the Army in September 2002 and was a cargo specialist.
Wednesday, when soldiers at Fort Eustis remembered their two colleagues, troops from the 7th sustainment brigade spoke with WAVY.com.
"It is hard...but the only thing we can do...and let them know we are thinking about them back here," said Captain Justin Macht, Brigade Attachment Commander.
"Both soliders are just very professional, energetic and loved doing what they did for the U.S. Army," said First Sgt. Darwin Barcus, who knew the fallen soldiers.
Barcus said while he was devastated to learn of Nouv and Lawson's passing, he considers them heroes.
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